SFPD Search For Rapist Briefly Shuts Mission BART Station

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Service has resumed at the Bay Area Rapid Transit 16th Street Mission station in San Francisco following a brief police chase of a suspected rapist, police spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.

Trains weren’t stopping at the station between 9:15 a.m. and 9:35 a.m. while San Francisco police worked to apprehend a suspect, BART spokesman Linton Johnson said.

Officers had arrived in the area on reports of a suspect who had allegedly sexually assaulted a victim. The suspect ran down a BART tunnel and service was stopped so police could continue pursuing the suspect without getting hit by trains, Esparza said.

Police were unable to find the suspect, but officers were interviewing the victim at the 16th Street Mission BART station at about 9:45 a.m., according to Esparza.

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  • Tours Martel

    When seconds count, the San Francisco Police are only hours away. Under the current regime they apparently couldn’t catch a cold.

  • QuitYourBellyAching

    Under the current regime? You creeps. I’m so tired of all of the police hate in the Bay Area. If you think they are doing such a bad job why don’t you quit your antiestablisment whining and either become a cop or make some real changes. I can’t believe they still have the morale to protect you ungreatful slobs. I’d love to see all of the hateful hipsters run away with their tails between their legs if we didn’t have police protecting and serving in the Bay. Next time some poor soul gets attacked why don’t you go chase after them and see if you can do better.

  • damian renet

    mission/16th..robberies..mission/16th..beatings..mission/16th..crack dealing mission/16th..auto burglaries…mission/16th drunks crackheads everywhere mission/16th..crack dealing everywhwere mission/16th..shootings…mission/16th.agessive racist panhandlers,day and night..mission/16thfighting openly day and night mission/16th blacks aggressively harassing white train riders..mission/16th..gangs of drunks crack heads hanging out everywhere mission/16th drunks,crackheads urinating openly…what is wrong with this picture????can anyone tell me???

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