Police say the man climbed on top the train at 1:20 a.m. Thursday. He has been identified as 25-year-old Kyle Lewis. Authorities say he is on probation for non-violent offenses.
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority officials are reporting light rail service is being impacted due the incident. It's preventing trains from going into service north of the Metro Station, officials said.
Alternate bus service is operating on the Santa Teresa/Alum Rock line between the Metro and Alum Rock stations and from the Metro to Mountain View stations on the Mountain View/Winchester line, officials said.
The sheriff's office has brought in a probation officer that specializes in mental health. The crisis negotiation team has also been trying to help in the situation.
Standoff continues. Sheriff's Ofc. asked Judge Stephen Manley for assistance. He's the county's mental health judge. pic.twitter.com/fa7kzEOYGV— Chris Nguyen ABC7 (@ChrisNguyenTV) May 5, 2016
Man identified as 25 year old Kyle Lewis.— Matt Keller (@MattKellerABC7) May 5, 2016
He's been on top of light rail in San Jose since 1:20am. pic.twitter.com/kOSueLMT1Z
Man told Sheriff crisis team he "just wants to mess up everyone's commute." Appears to be under influence. pic.twitter.com/xJB1h5vE3V— Matt Keller (@MattKellerABC7) May 5, 2016
Sheriff spokesperson say man on light rail train is familiar to them and is on probation for non violent offenses. pic.twitter.com/tuZSShbkxg— Matt Keller (@MattKellerABC7) May 5, 2016
VTA says light rail driver saw man on tracks at ~1:20am. Man jumped on top. At 5:50am... he's still there. pic.twitter.com/qlbm6T7myb— Matt Keller (@MattKellerABC7) May 5, 2016
Man barricaded on top of light rail at N 1st and Component Dr in San Jose. No train service north of Metro Station. pic.twitter.com/plL6mq3mNm— Matt Keller (@MattKellerABC7) May 5, 2016
Police: Man is intentionally trying to mess up the commute. Won't come down from VTA train. Spit at officers. pic.twitter.com/yqFZn5l1Gx— Reggie Aqui (@reggieaqui) May 5, 2016