A patron on board the Pittsburg bound train reported that she saw a male suspect, with what she believed to be the magazine of a handgun protruding from his shirt. The suspect, who boarded the train at Powell Street Station, was described as a black male in his 20's, 6 fee tall, with a dark complexion, wearing a light blue denim jacket, white shirt, and light colored jeans. The suspect was last seen walking toward the front of the train. Officers responded to West Oakland Station and searched the train. A male matching the suspect description was located on the third car from the lead and was detained without incident. The reporting party identified the man as the one she had seen at Powell Street. The man was searched, but no weapon or contraband was located. The train was released after about a 12 minute delay.
A BART Police employee saw a male enter the Trans-Bay Tube at the Embarcadero Station. Officers responded and boarded a train in an attempt to locate the male but were unsuccessful. After an extensive search of the Trans-Bay Tube, the male was located and was taken into custody. Criminal charges are pending and the system suffered 40-50 minute delays.
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.
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.
Reports were received of several males involved in a fight on the north end of the platform. One of the males was armed with a bottle. Trains were held out of the station while officers responded. One male was seen on CCTV on track #1 and power was dropped. One of the involved males fled before officers arrived. Officers detained a male on the platform. A second male fled by jumping onto the track, climbing over the 3rd rail and scaling a fence to the Oakland Avenue parking lot. That male was detained a short distance away. Officers ultimately determined that two suspects confronted a male victim because the victim was wearing clothing with the Pittsburgh Pirates' logo on it, and the suspects were Yankees fans. The suspects struck the victim with a bottle, knocking him to the ground. The suspect then began kicking the victim in the head. An unknown patron sprayed all the involved parties with pepper spray in an effort to stop the fight. The victim who was detained on the platform was determined to be the victim. The second male, who had been on the tracks, was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and trespassing. Record checks showed that the man was on probation for possession of illegal weapons. He was issued a prohibition order and was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility. The suspect who fled was described as a white male, wearing a black baseball hat and a black hooded sweatshirt. Trains were delayed about 12 minutes as a result of this incident.
Officers responded to the station regarding reports of an explosion on track way 2. Subsequently it was determined a track way insulator had exploded, and no act of sabotage and/crime had occurred. The station was evacuated and eventually closed for the evening as track repair crews responded, while trains single-tracked past the station for the remainder of revenue hours. No injuries were reported by any patrons or employees. L10/L22
A train operator reported seeing a male on the ground adjacent to the track way, just south of the station. Officers arrived, boarded the train, which was a few cars outside of the station, and located the male in the tunnel. The male was inaccessible to the officers as he was off of the walkway in a small alcove. The officers tried to convince him to board the train, but he claimed to have a broken leg. Officers and medical personnel tried for an extended period of time to both negotiate with him and then to try and use physical force to remove him, but because of his positioning, he was able to brace himself under some railing. Once enough personnel was present, a back board and straps were used to get him off of the track way and on to the train, where he had to be physically restrained. He was transported to the hospital for psychiatric evaluation. The suspect complained of scrapes and bruises, but no one else was injured as a result of the incident. The entire incident resulted in train delays of over one hour. Trains were allowed to single track through the station on the opposite track way during the incident. TSOC was notified of the event (Case #TSA-10-29964-16).
Patrons reported that a black male was jumping on and off track #2. Power was dropped on the track as a precaution. The suspect was described as a black male, 25 years old, wearing a black shirt, black pants and carrying a black backpack. The suspect boarded a northbound train that was holding at the station. Officers contacted the man and detained him without incident. Witnesses reported that the man appeared to be trying to jump in front of the arriving northbound train. No witnesses came forward for the trespassing violation. The man, who refused to identify himself, was transported by ambulance to John George Pavilion for psychiatric evaluation and treatment.
Dispatch received a call from Hayward PD regarding reports of shots fired near the Hayward BART Station. At the time of the report, three BART officers were in the bus zone and they did not hear any shots, but they did see two juveniles run into the station. Trains were held out while they contacted the two on the platform. The officers did not locate a weapon on the juveniles, but a .22 caliber revolver was located in a bag on the platform. Since a crime/shooting was never substantiated and the juveniles were not seen in possession of the gun, they were identified and released to their parents. The gun was kept for safe keeping/evidence and station video will be requested. TSOC was notified of the firearm recovery TSA-08-024921-16.
Multiple reports were received from patrons on board the Fremont bound train approaching Fremont Station, of a fight and possible stabbing on board. The suspect was described as a black male, about 50 years old, balding, wearing a black tank top. The suspect was reportedly armed with a knife or screwdriver. When the train arrived at the station, the altercation continued. Two male patrons attempted to restrain the suspect, but were unsuccessful. The suspect fled to the street level and robbed a patron of his bicycle at knife point. The suspect rode away southbound, but was detained by Fremont PD officers who responded to assist. The suspect discarded his weapon, but it was located by other Fremont officers. Two male patrons suffered stab wounds to the head and were transported to the hospital for treatment. The investigation determined that the suspect robbed the two men on the train, after stabbing them with a screwdriver. The victims' property was recovered from the suspect. The suspect was ultimately arrested, and after being medically cleared, was booked on two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, and three counts of robbery. The incident train was held at the station for about one hour for crime scene processing. TSOC notified.
A victim reported that a male suspect (BM, 6'1", blue sweatshirt, goatee) grabbed his cell phone from his hand and then threatened him with physical violence. The victim off boarded the train to make the report. The train was searched at the West Oakland Station, resulting in a 20 minute delay. The suspect was not located. The victim was not injured during the incident. The phone was not able to be tracked. Station and train video will be requested.
Central reported that there was a subject seen walking into the Transbay-Tube from the Embarcadero Station. This was confirmed by surveillance video that showed the suspect walking back and forth between trackways via the gallery doors. A sergeant and Officers from Zone 1 set up a Transbay Tube search of the trackways and gallery while a second sergeant and Zone 4 officers staged at Embarcadero. At one point, the suspect walked back to the Embarcadero Station and he was taken into custody without incident. As a precaution, inspections were performed of both trackways as well as the gallery. The suspect was arrested on a citation for trespassing and providing a false name. TSOC was notified.
Dispatch received calls regarding the same individual who was on the track way at different times. Officers were finally able to locate the subject near the BART platform stairway that leads to the airport connector. The subject claimed to have a knife and stated that he wanted to commit suicide. A sergeant arrived and the officers attempted to verbally gain compliance from the suspect. Trains were held out as a precaution and a second sergeant responded with a LIMS. The subject, who produced a knife and held it at his own throat, ran from the officers and out of the station towards the Hegenberger overpass. Multiple responding officers gave chase to the suspect as the suspect continued to wield a knife. The officers attempted to TASE the suspect multiple times but were initially unsuccessful as the suspect tore them off his body. The officers were finally able to take the suspect into custody after he was TASE’d a fifth time while on the overpass. The subject was deemed to be a danger to himself and was taken to the hospital for psychiatric evaluation. None of the officers were injured as result of this incident. A use of force investigation is being conducted.
A victim reported that he got into a verbal argument with another subject who then showed him a gun in his waistband. The suspect was last seen at the bus stop at the station. Berkeley PD Officers arrived and spotted the possible suspect in the bus zone in front of the station. Per the request of Berkeley PD, the station was temporarily shut down and trains held out. BART PD officers arrived and the suspect was taken into custody without incident. No gun was recovered, and the suspect was eventually released. A use of force investigation was conducted.
A patron reported that a male subject had fallen onto track #2 while running for a train. Officers responded and trains were held out. Before officers could arrive, the station agent escorted the man off the tracks, and train service was restored. Officers determined that the man had been drinking, but that he did not intend to enter the right of way. The man suffered minor injuries in his fall and he was transported to John Muir Hospital for treatment. Trains were delayed about 7 minutes as a result of this incident.
A sergeant and officers responded to the track way area at 5th and Clay Streets regarding the report by a San Francisco bound train operator of a 2006 Toyota truck colliding into the #1 track way there; the train operator managed to safely stop the train short of the collision scene. Arriving officers located the male driver of the truck who, while not visibly injured, displayed the objective symptoms of alcohol intoxication. Train service was halted between the West Oakland and 19th Street Stations while the truck was removed from the track way, via tow truck, and as track inspections were performed of the affected track(s). The driver of the involved truck was subsequently placed under arrest on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. As a precaution, officers transported the driver to the hospital for medical clearance before booking him into the county jail. No injuries were reported. As a result of this incident, train service was delayed by approximately 1.5 hours.
A male subject entered the station and told the agent that he wanted to die, before walking to the platform. Trains were held out, but the man left the station shortly thereafter. At about 1948 hours, the man returned and went to the platform again. Trains were held out, and when the man jumped onto the tracks, power was dropped. The man walked southbound on the tracks and officers responded to try and intercept him. The man turned around and walked back toward the station, balancing on the third rail cover boards. The man returned to the platform and then jumped over the wall and fled through the parking lot toward Dixon Street, where officers detained him. The man was found to be in need of emergency psychiatric care and he was transported to John George Hospital for evaluation/treatment. Trains were delayed about 16 minutes as a result of this incident.
Officers located an ice chest (cooler) placed near the entrance to the police substation. No threats had been received. Because no explosive detection K-9s were on duty at the time, a request went out to our allied agencies. The UC Berkeley PD had a K-9 available, but because the cooler had been placed at the entrance to the police office, they determined that it should be checked out by their bomb squad. The item was x-rayed and determined to most likely not contain explosives. It was eventually examined by one of their specialists and found to contain water and miscellaneous items (including some wire). Trains were held briefly while the item was x-rayed and again later when it was opened. TSOC was notified of the incident (TSA-07-19380-16).
Officers responded to the station regarding the report of a White male suspect who threw a wooden pallet onto the number 1 track way. The train operator of a Daly City bound train entering the station shortly after the pallet was thrown managed to stop the train, but not before its lead car struck the pallet. The train’s passengers, who did not report any injuries, were escorted from the train and transferred to a replacement train. The incident train, which did not appear to have sustained any damage, proceeded to a nearby maintenance yard for further inspection. The suspect (described as 40 years of age; wearing blue jeans and a blue shirt) was not located. Officers requested station video. The incident caused a train delay of approximately 30 minutes. TSOC notified.
A patron reported that a black male, 30-40 years old, holding a half empty bottle of liquor, was apparently passed out and unresponsive on platform #2. Officers responded to check on the man's welfare and found that he was in possession of an open container of alcohol. Officers attempted to determine whether the man was able to care for himself, but the man became combative. A lengthy struggle ensued on the platform and trains were held out for safety. The suspect continued to struggle with four officers, and was ultimately placed in the WRAP device to control him. The man was arrested for public intoxication and resisting arrest, and he was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility. Trains were delayed about 13 minutes as a result of this incident.
A patron reported that their iPhone 6 was stolen from their hand while on a Pittsburg bound train approaching Civic Center Station. The suspects were described as 5-6 males and females, aged 18-20 years. The primary suspect was described as a Hispanic of Pacific Islander female, with a black pony tail, wearing a red sweatshirt. The train was held with doors closed, but the suspects used the emergency release to exit the train. The suspects were seen exiting the station to UN Plaza. The victim's phone was tracked to the area of 5th & Market Streets, and a witness reported that the group entered a Subway restaurant. However, officers checked the restaurant and found it to be empty. It appeared that the suspects re-entered BART at Powell Street Station and boarded a Pittsburg train there. Officers intercepted the train at MacArthur Station. The suspects were not located on the train, but the victim's phone was found on the traling car. The victim declined to make a complaint.
A small private plane crashed at the Hayward Yard. This resulted in one fatality (pilot) but no other injuries. Service was restored at 1351 hours. TSOC notified. FAA and NTSB responded to conduct their investigation.
Officers responded to a report of a person inside the tunnel near Powell Station. The suspect was escorted back to the station platform and arrested for interfering with the operation of a railroad.
The ISRC received a report from BART Central of a person beneath the train on the M-2 track way. Police and fire personnel responded to the station and located a male victim beneath the Pittsburg bound train. The victim was conscious and talking with first responders. Third rail power was shut down while fire personnel rescued the victim from beneath the train. The victim was eventually transported to an area hospital for what is believed to be non-life-threatening injuries. An ID technician also responded to process the scene. At this time, it is believed that the incident is not the result of a criminal act. The station was closed for approximately one and a half hours before normal service was restored. The Trauma Response Team and TSOC were notified. TSOC report #TSA-05-14231-16.