Patrons on board the Pittsburg train reported that a black male was cutting his legs with a box cutter. Officers responded and located the man, who was in possession of two knives. The man was detained for psychiatric evaluation after a brief struggle. The man was transported by ambulance to John George Pavilion for evaluation and treatment.
Witnesses reported that a male entered track #2 and walked toward 24th Street. Officers responded and located the man inside the tunnel on the track #1 side. The man was detained and ultimately transported to St. Luke's Hospital for psychiatric evaluation. Trains were delayed about 22 minutes as a result of this incident.
An adult male made suicidal statements before jumping onto the track way at the station. A sergeant and officers responded and train service was halted. The subject was eventually detained and transported to a local hospital for further psychiatric evaluation. Due to this incident, train service on the San Francisco line was interrupted for approximately fifteen (15) minutes.
A male suspect told the station agent that he intended to jump in front of a train. The man then went to the platform and jumped onto track #1. Power was dropped and trains halted while officers responded. The man walked into the tunnel toward Civic Center Station. Officers were able to locate the man in the tunnel, and got him to walk to the Civic Center platform. The man was detained for psychological evaluation and was transported to St. Francis Hospital.
The on-duty station agent called in to report a male subject who had jumped into trackway two. The male subject walked into the Richmond Yard and boarded an out-of-service train. The out-of-service train was brought back into the station platform where the subject off boarded. The subject eventually exited the station where he was contacted by an officer. The subject became confrontational and the officer used de-escalation techniques to keep the subject under control while other officers were responding to assist. The subject was found to meet the criteria for an emergency psychiatric evaluation. The subject was transported to the hospital for evaluation. TSOC notified.
Officers responded to the Walnut Creek Station for a report of a male threatening to jump from the second story platform. The station was closed and trains were held. BART PD and outside agency negotiators and mental health personnel responded assist. After a four hour delay, the male cooperated and climbed down off the platform. He was placed on an emergency psychiatric hold. The station was reopened and train service was restored.
A male subject was reportedly breaking fire extinguishers and using fire hoses within the parking structure at the Richmond station parking structure. The subject was also reportedly throwing metal objects at vehicles. The subject was observed via CCTV spraying a fire hose and smashing a lighting fixture in the parking structure. Officers contacted the subject who was determined to meet the criteria for an emergency psychiatric hold pursuant to 5150 W&I. Three victim vehicles were located with windows smashed out and several damaged fire extinguishers. As the value of the damage was over $400, a criminal hold was placed on the subject and he will be booked once he is cleared from the hospital as he also sustained some lacerations on his arms.
Officers intercepted a train at the Del Norte Station for a report of a male creating a disturbance on the train. Officers attempted to detain the male but he struggled with them. Force was used to place the suspect into handcuffs and leg restraints was also used. The male was placed on an emergency psychiatric detention and a lieutenant responded for the use of force investigation.
Patrons reported that a male suspect was walking around on the platform and acting erratically. Officers contacted the man near the fare gates to check on his welfare. The man was uncooperative and combative. Officers were able to detain the man after a prolonged struggle. They determined that the man was in need of psychiatric care and he was transported to John George Hospital for treatment.
A female was seen walking on the transfer tracks east of the platform. She exited to Hacienda Drive by using an emergency exit. She returned about an hour later, and was seen touching the electric third rail. An officer attempted to detain her, but she again fled to Hacienda Drive. The officer managed to detain the woman on the on-ramp leading to I-580. Officers determined that the woman was in need of psychiatric care and she was transported to John George Pavilion for treatment.
Patrons on board the Oakland Airport Connector reported that a male suspect in a wheelchair was causing a disturbance on the train. Officers intercepted the train at Coliseum Station and contacted the man. The suspect refused to cooperate and had to be forcibly detained. Officers determined that the man required psychiatric evaluation and he was transported to John George Pavilion by ambulance.
A train operator reported that a male suspect pushed him and threatened to kill him while at the Fremont Station. The suspect boarded a train, but was located at the South Hayward Station. The victim, who was not injured, responded to that location and identified him before placing him under citizen's arrest. The suspect was medically cleared, but deemed to be in need of psychiatric evaluation, so he was transported to John George Pavilion for a psychiatric evaluation with a criminal hold for the listed charges. He was also issued a prohibition order.
Officers and firefighters responded to the station regarding reports of a female underneath a train on the #1 trackway. Shortly after their arrival, firefighters were able to extract the female from the trackway; and she was then transported to a local hospital. Two sergeants and community service officers responded to the station. The scene/trackway was processed for evidence, video was requested and a canvass for witnesses was performed. At this point, based upon information gathered by police, the female appears to suffer from mental health issues and will be placed on a psychiatric hold once medically cleared. Train service was delayed by more than one hour as a result of this incident.
A station agent called to report a male entering the trackway on the platform #2 side at the north end of the station. The central supervisor also reported receiving an alarm notification of a person entering the trackway and saw a shirtless male entering the trackway on the #2 side. The station agent also reported that the male was in possession of a hammer. Trains were held out and officers responded to the platform. They spotted the male after he had crossed over to the #1 trackway and were able to convince him to drop the hammer and come back onto the platform. Once on the platform, the male resisted being detained and was "tased" and physically restrained. Medical aid arrived and he was placed on a psychiatric evaluation hold after it was determined that he was a danger to himself. A lieutenant responded to conduct the use of force investigation. Three officers reported receiving minor injuries as a result of the struggle. TSOC was notified (Case #TSA-02-03181-17).
The station agent reported that a female was acting erratically and yelling at other patrons. She then took off all of her clothing and continued screaming at people. Officers arrived and were able to detain the woman without incident. She was ultimately transported to John George Pavilion for evaluation and treatment.
An officer attempted to detain an uncooperative female subject who, at the time, was believed to be an escapee from a psychiatric facility. The subject resisted the officer’s efforts, and the officer used physical force to restrain her in handcuffs. The subject was then placed on a renewed psychiatric hold. A sergeant responded to perform the use of force investigation. No injuries were sustained by the officer or the subject.
Officers responded to the 19th Street station in regards to a dispatched call from an anonymous patron stating a male was being threatened by a female holding and waving a knife. Responding officers located the victim, and suspect on platform 1/3. The parties were engaged in an argument and the suspect was holding a 3.5 inch knife in her hand in the open position with the blade exposed. Officers took the suspect into custody at gunpoint and recovered the knife. Subsequently The suspect was issued a citation for 417(a)(1)P.C., given a prohibition order and taken to John George for psychiatric treatment. An officer took the report and a sergeant responded to conduct a use of force investigation.
A female reported that she had been the victim of a sexual assault inside the station restroom. A possible suspect was detained a short distance away from the station. The on-call detective responded to coordinate the investigation. The investigation ultimately determined that the report of a sexual assault was in error. The victim was uncooperative and was ultimately determined to be in need of psychological evaluation/treatment. The male was released without charge, and the female was transported to John George Pavilion for psychiatric treatment.
While attempting to detain a resistant female suspect for reportedly battering patrons aboard a train, officers used physical force to place her in handcuffs. The officers soon determined the suspect was in need of psychiatric help, and she was subsequently placed on a psychiatric hold at a local hospital. A sergeant responded to perform the use of force investigation. No patrons came forward wishing to pursue a complaint(s) against the suspect, and no one was injured during the incident.
A male suspect detained by officers for reportedly causing a disturbance at the station agent’s booth was found to be a danger to himself and others due to a mental health issue. However, as the officers prepared to transport the suspect to a psychiatric facility, he physically resisted. The officers then used physical force to control the suspect. A sergeant responded to perform the use of force investigation before the suspect was transported to the psychiatric facility for further evaluation. The officers and the suspect were not injured.
A female juvenile called from the platform to report that she and her three juvenile companions intended to jump in front of a train. Trains were held out while officers responded. The juveniles all made statements that they intended to harm themselves. All four were listed as runaways, or missing persons. All four juveniles were transported by ambulance to different hospitals for evaluation/treatment.
Patrons reported that a male suspect had gone onto track #2 and walked toward Civic Center Station. Trains were held out as a precaution while officers searched the tracks. Officers located the man in the tunnel and detained him. The man claimed that he had been with another man, so a further search was conducted, but no one else was located. Officers determined that the man required psychological evaluation and he was transported to SF General Hospital. Trains were delayed about 29 minutes as a result of this incident.
The station agent reported that a male had barricaded himself inside the station restroom, and was refusing to exit. The man, who was a chronic transient known to the agent to carry knives, claimed that people were trying to kill him. Officers arrived and attempted to get the man to exit of his own free will, but he refused. Officers attempted to unlock the door from the outside, but the man forced the lock closed. Ultimately, Berkeley Fire Department personnel were able to remove the ventilation screen from the bottom of the door, and the man surrendered without further incident. The man was transported to Alta Bates Hospital for psychological evaluation/treatment.
An officer heard a female yelling for help on the platform. Officers responded and learned that a male suspect had deliberately struck two females with bags he was carrying. The suspect was located on the train that was holding, and the victims placed him under citizen's arrest. Record checks showed that the man had two outstanding arrest warrants for narcotics offenses, totaling $40,000 bail, held by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. The man was arrested for battery and for his warrants. However, the man made statements that required he be psychologically evaluated. He was transported by ambulance to John George Pavilion for evaluation and treatment, and will be booked when medically cleared.
A patron reported that as he stepped on the train, he saw a male with severe injuries to his wrists. He held the train doors open and stood by until officers arrived and contacted the victim. Medical aid arrived and the victim admitted that he had cut himself. A razor blade was recovered from the train. The scene was photographed and the train was released and taken out of service at 1304 hours. The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment and placed on a psychiatric hold.