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Police evict homeless person camping atop Amtrak station in Antioch

ANTIOCH — This homeless camp setup proved to be a unique one — until police put an end to it.
A person set up his home on the roof of the Amtrak train station at 100 L Street and may have remained there for a while if a bystander hadn’t noticed somebody lowering a bike from it on Thursday morning. When police were called to the scene, Officer Tom Lenderman found a roof-top camp that was deemed “unsafe,” according to the Antioch Police Department’s Facebook page.
Police immediately broke up the camp. They said the person camping there was a transient, but it was not known how long he had been set up there.
“Homelessness is not a crime,” the department wrote in a statement on its Facebook page. “We try to get our homeless citizens into services so they can have a stable environment.”
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Police did not say whether the person was cited for trespassing.
 
 
 

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