BART police are seeking the public’s help in locating a suspect in a pair of attacks on BART trains the past few days. Cameras on BART trains captured images of the suspect and investigators believe the public may be able to provide information that would assist in the investigation.
BART Police said Monday that the first incident, they believed the suspect hit a subject with a pair of bolt cutters while the second incident happened to a subject who was hit by the suspect while waiting for a train. Both attacks were unprovoked.
Police also said in the first attack, the male was holding a can of beer.
- On August 3, 2017, at about 1931 hours, a male victim was seated on a train when a male suspect (Black male, late 30s, 6′, muscular, grey shirt, tan shorts, black shoes) hit him in the head with an unknown metal object. The suspect also punched and kicked the victim before fleeing the train and running out of the station. According to the victim and witnesses, the attack was unprovoked. The suspect was not located. The victim was treated for a laceration to his head and transported to the hospital via ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. 1708-0265 L16
- On August 5, 2017, at approximately 1930 hours, the same suspect was on a San Francisco Bound train approaching Embarcadero Station. The suspect approached a man on the train and struck the man two times in the face with a closed fist. The victim does not know the suspect. The suspect fled the scene. The victim received medical treatment at the scene for non-life threatening injuries. 1708-0416
Anyone with information is asked to call BART Police at (510) 464-7020.
The BART Police Department has announced the arrest of a suspect wanted in connection with two recent violent attacks on the BART system. 42-year-old Mario Christopher Washington of Berkeley was arrested Monday morning in Oakland after he was spotted by an Oakland Fire Department investigator.
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