A man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of attempted murder following an attack on a homeless woman on the BART platform at Richmond Station.
BART police responded to the station following a 911 call by a witness just before 10 p.m. on Sunday and took 38-year-old Juan Huerta of Oakland into custody. As KPIX reports, a BART police officer was already at the station responding to a separate issue and made the arrest. Witnesses reported seeing Huerta approach and attack the victim, who was described as homeless.
BART spokesperson Jim Allison tells the Mercury News that Huerta is suspected of kicking and punching the victim, a woman who was pushing her belongings in a stroller, leaving her with a contusion on her forehead. She told police that she did not know Huerta.
The charge of attempted murder had not yet been filed on Monday, but it was based on "statements made and video evidence," according to BART. Huerta was booked into Contra Costa County jail in Martinez, awaiting charges.
SFist will update you if more information becomes available in the case.