A male victim was seated on the train car when an adult male suspect began punching him (unprovoked). The suspect pulled the victim to the floor of the train car and began kicking him in the head. The suspect was contacted by an officer at the station and refused to comply with the officer's orders. When the suspect began to head in the direction of the injured victim, the officer tased him and was able to take him into custody. Medical aid was requested for the victim and suspect. The victim was transported for treatment for his serious, but non-life threatening head injuries. The suspect, who was also under the influence of alcohol and making suicidal statements, was to be medically cleared at the hospital before being placed on a psychiatric hold with a criminal hold for the above charges. He was also issued a prohibition order. Detectives were notified of the case. The train, which had to be taken out of service for blood exposure, was delayed for approximately 17 minutes as a result of the incident.
A train operator reported seeing an adult male on the elevated track way, just north of the San Leandro Station. Trains were held out of the area while officers responded. Central allowed a nearby train to conduct a track inspection and the train operator was able to convince the male to board the train. The train was brought to the San Leandro Station where officers contacted the male and determined that he was in need of psychiatric evaluation. No one was injured, but trains were delayed approximately 17 minutes as a result of the incident. TSOC was notified.
An officer contacted an adult male for fare evasion and determined that he had a valid prohibition order to stay away from BART. The male was taken into custody for the prohibition order violation and began making threats to harm himself. The male was transported via ambulance for psychiatric evaluation and will be booked into the San Francisco County Jail for the prohibition order violation once he had been treated.
A station agent called to report a male who appeared to be tampering with the bikes at the bike racks. Officers made contact with the male and discovered that he was a felon in possession of pepper spray. He was arrested for the violation, but the officers were unable to determine if he had committed any other crime. While in the patrol car, the male began banging his head and making threats to harm himself. He was transported by ambulance for treatment of his self-inflicted head wounds and is being held on a psychiatric evaluation hold. Once treated, he will be transported for psychiatric evaluation and criminal charges will be sought for the felon in possession of pepper spray charge.
Officers responded to the Del Norte Station for a report of a male that stated he wanted to hurt himself. Officers located the male and detained him for a psychological evaluation. A records/warrant check showed the male had a 10,000 warrant for public intoxication issued by Alameda County Sheriff's Department. The male will be medically cleared and booked on the warrant at the Martinez Detention Facility.
A male who was creating a disturbance inside the Westfield Mall entered the station and was encountered by officers on patrol The man was combative and had to be placed in a WRAP device to prevent him from injuring himself. The man was placed on an emergency psychiatric detention and was transported to San Francisco General Hospital for evaluation and treatment.
A paranoid male forced his way into the station agent's booth, pushed the agent out of his way and then closed the door with the station agent and himself in the booth. When the agent tried to open the booth door to exit, the male threatened her. The male said someone was chasing him, but the agent was not able to see anyone after him. Officers arrived and contacted the male, who was in need of psychiatric evaluation. The male was transported for treatment with a criminal hold. Once treated, he will be booked for false imprisonment, battery on a station agent and for a no bail warrant for resisting arrest. He was also issued a prohibition order.
Officers responded to the station regarding a male suspect who was reportedly agitated and in possession of a handgun while aboard a Daly City bound train. The officers used force to safely detain the suspect, and determined he was actually in possession of an airsoft gun. The officers also determined the suspect was experiencing mental health issues and in need of a psychiatric evaluation. Paramedics then transported the suspect to the county’s mental health pavilion for further evaluation. A sergeant responded and performed the use of force investigation. As a result of the incident, train service at the station was affected by about 10 minutes.
A pastor called to report that a man had just left his office near the San Bruno Station and threatened to jump in front of a BART train. He was able to provide a description to dispatch, which was shared with officers and the station agent. Trains were requested to use caution in the area. Officers located a male matching the physical description given at the fare gates and the male confirmed that he wanted to harm himself. The male, who was found to have a no bail warrant for DUI, was transported for psychiatric evaluation with a criminal hold for the warrant. He will be booked on the warrant once he has been treated and released.
A patron reported that a male had climbed over the wall at the south end of platform #2 and gone to the tracks. Power was dropped on the #2 side. The man returned to platform level, but remained wayside on the emergency stairs. Officers responded and detained the man without incident. Officers determined that the man qualified for emergency psychiatric detention. He was transported to County Hospital for evaluation/treatment. There was about a 10 minute delay on the #2 track as a result of this incident.
Officers on board a train arriving at Powell Street Station heard the train operator announce that a subject had jumped onto the track way in front of the train. The train stopped short of the subject and the subject climbed back onto the platform. The officers contacted the subject who appeared to be intoxicated. The subject stated that he accidentally tripped and fell onto the track way and the he did not want to hurt himself. The train operator told the officers that it appeared as though the subject intentionally jumped onto the track way in front of the train. Trains were released after a 10 minute delay. Officers detained the subject on a psychiatric hold for evaluation.
Officers contacted two adult males for reportedly fighting at the station. The officers learned that both men had argued earlier as one of them, later identified as the primary aggressor/suspect challenged the other to fight; the second male was later identified as a battery victim. The victim and his wife managed to board a bus without incident, but then saw the suspect battering a cab driver. At this point the victim confronted the suspect, who then punched the victim about the face. The victim fought back until several other individuals separated the two. The victim, who was not injured, then placed the suspect under citizen’s arrest for battery. The suspect was issued a citation for misdemeanor battery, based upon the citizen’s arrest. Shortly thereafter, the suspect was transported to the county hospital on a psychiatric detention as he exhibited signs/symptoms of mental health problems. A sergeant responded to the scene as well.
A male fare evaded into the 24th Street Station and began vandalizing the station by ripping a phone handset off the wall and discharged several fire extinguishers. He then ran onto the trackway and fled through the tunnels towards Balboa Park Station. Officers searched the trackway for the male and located him inside a ventilation room, where the man climbed a 30 foot later. The male began taunting the officers to shoot him and threatened he was in possession of flammable material as he threw rocks at the officers. SF Fire, AMR and BART structure crews responded to assist. Officers located a passage way that put them within close proximity of the male and he was taken into custody. The male was placed on an emergency psychiatric Detention and was transported to a local hospital. Charges are pending.
Officers responded to a report of a man becoming hostile with patrons. Upon arrival of the officers the man stepped onto the trackway, causing a minor delay in service. Officers removed the man from the trackway without incident, and the man was deemed a danger to himself. The man was cited for trespassing and transported by medical personnel to John George Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.
Patrons reported that a Hispanic male in his 60's entered the #1 track and walked toward the 16th Street Station. Power was dropped and officers responded. SFPD officers also responded and arrived within two minutes. They contacted the man, who refused to exit the tracks. SFPD officers had to escort the man off the tracks and he was turned over to responding BART officers. Officers determined that the man was in need of emergency psychiatric care and he was transported to SF General Hospital for evaluation/treatment. There was about a ten minute delay in service as a result of this incident.
An officer responded to a report of a fight inside the station. Upon arrival, a man was detained and positively identified by a female victim as the man who punched her on the head without provocation. The victim sustained a bump on her forehead, but declined medical attention. The suspect was placed under arrest for battery and violation of a stay away order from BART property, and was also issued a 30 day BART prohibition order. Due to his behavior, the suspect was deemed a danger to himself and was transported to the John George Psychiatric Facility for a psychological evaluation prior to booking.
The station agent reported that a male subject was acting erratic at the station by crawling on the ground, harassing a bus driver and tampering with bicycles. A sergeant and an officer contacted the suspect and determined he was in need of a psychiatric detention. The suspect, however, physically resisted their efforts to detain him. The sergeant and the officer then used physical force to control the suspect, and he was then transported by ambulance to the county hospital. A lieutenant responded to perform the use of force investigation. No injuries were sustained by police personnel or the subject.
Officers responded to a report of a person causing a disturbance in the bus zone. A bus driver reported a man had hit and chased him, and then ran onto the bus zone. Officers contacted the man on the bus, and had to use physical force to off board him. The man was positively identified by the driver and placed under citizen’s arrest for battery. There were no injuries. The suspect began to behave erratically and indicated that he wanted to harm himself. The suspect was transported to the County Hospital for a psychological evaluation prior to being booked at the County Jail for battery and resisting arrest. The suspect was also issued a 30 day BART prohibition order.
Officers responded to a report of a man sitting on the third rail cover board on the track way. Upon arrival, the officers were able to persuade the man off the track way without incident. Power was shut down and service was delayed for three minutes. The man had no prior criminal history but had several previous contacts for mental illness. The subject was transported to San Francisco General Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. TSA
A person apparently fell onto track way two at the North Concord Station, and was lying between the lip of the platform and the left running rail. Further investigation revealed the person was not struck by an incoming train. Officers, emergency personnel, and an ID Technician responded to the scene. The victim, who was conscious and sustained no visible injuries, was taken to John Muir Hospital. There was no evidence of criminal conduct. Service was delayed for fifty minutes. Trauma Response Team notified.
Officers detained a male suspect for smoking in the station elevator. Record checks showed that the man had three outstanding $25,000 arrest warrants, for narcotics violations and brandishing a weapon, held by Antioch PD. The man was taken into custody after a brief struggle. After being transported to the San Francisco County Jail, the man clamed he was suicidal. He was transported to San Francisco General Hospital for evaluation and treatment.
Officers responded to the station regarding an adult female who, after fare evading into the paid area, jumped onto the track way. Train service into the station was halted and track power was shut down as the subject walked east and then west bound on the track way. The subject eventually climbed onto the platform on her own, and was then safely detained by officers on the concourse level. Due to mental health issues, the officers determined the subject was unable to care for her own safety so she was transported by paramedics to the John George Mental Health facility for further psychiatric evaluation. As a result of this incident, train service was interrupted for approximately 9 minutes. TSOC notified.
An identified patron advised the station agent at the Montgomery Station that there was a subject in the lead car of a Millbrae bound train who spoke about explosives and blowing up the train. The train was held at the 16th St. Station while SFPD and BART units converged to that location. Trains were held out and the train and station was temporarily evacuated and closed. SFPD bomb dogs responded and searched both the trains and platform with negative results. SFPD officers detained a subject who matched the description on the street level nearby the station. Officers made contact with the original party but she stated she would not be able to respond to the station. Further investigation revealed that the suspect was mentally unstable and a danger to others. The suspect was transported to the SF General Hospital for psychiatric evaluation. The station was reopened and trains released at 1611 hours; resulting in an approximately 50 minutes. Notification was made to TSOC.
1506-1948 2230 A male threatened to commit suicide by grabbing the third rail. Trains were held out of the station and the agent was able to coax the male out of the trackway. Officers arrived and placed the male under an emergency psychiatric hold. The male was transported to a local hospital. Trains were delayed for 6-7 minutes.
A male entered the station and told the station agent that he intended to kill himself by jumping in front of a train. The man then went to platform #1. Trains were held out of the station while BART and Oakland PD officers responded. The man was detained without incident and ultimately transported by ambulance to John George Psychiatric Pavilion for evaluation and treatment. There was an 11 minute delay in service as a result of this incident.