An apparently mentally disturbed suspect was arrested Friday afternoon after an incident in which a woman was stabbed or slashed with a box-cutter on board a BART train.
BART announced at 10:24 a.m. that trains were not stopping at West Oakland Station and that there were delays in the East Bay direction for trains coming from San Francisco.
As ABC 7 reports, the knife incident happened at 9:45 a.m. as a train was pulling into West Oakland Station. The woman's left hand was cut, but she was otherwise doing OK according to BART Police.
There is a 10-minute delay on the San Francisco Line in the East Bay direction. Trains are not stopping at West Oakland in the East Bay direction due to police activity.— SFBARTalert (@SFBARTalert) October 18, 2019
Per ABC 7, a suspect was arrested after a confrontation with officers, and Tasers had to be deployed to subdue the suspect.
BART spokesperson Chris Filippi tells SFGate that BART police received reports of a "disruptive passenger on a train at Montgomery Station making threats and carrying a weapon." That situation apparently escalated on the trip through the Transbay Tube.
Filippi adds, regarding the Taser situation, "The suspect was still uncooperative even after being tazed so officers used a wrap to control him."
The suspect remains in BART custody and will be sent for psychiatric evaluation.