Oakland Teen Faces Charges For Punching Girl

OAKLAND (CBS/AP) — A 17-year-old Oakland boy is facing charges after police say he punched a teenage girl in the face at a Bay Area Rapid Transit station.

BART police say officers were called to the Bayfair station in San Leandro around 7 p.m. Saturday when about 70 teens gathered in a bus zone area near the station and a fight broke out.

BART police Lt. John Conneely told the Contra Costa Times that after punching the girl, the teen ran from officers, with one of the officers deploying his Taser stun gun.

Conneely says the boy was not shocked by the Taser because he was only hit by one probe from the device.

The teen was taken into custody after jumping over a fence and trying to hide in pickup truck.

Police say the video camera captured images of the boy punching the girl.

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