OAKLAND (CBS/AP/BCN) — Police are searching for a man who fatally shot a passenger on a packed Bay Area Rapid Transit train and then fled when the train stopped at the West Oakland station, causing panic among riders who thought it was a terrorist attack.

BART police are investigating the shooting and searching for a suspect who fled into the West Oakland neighborhood.

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BART spokesman Jim Allison confirmed Sunday the shooting was an isolated incident and not part of a terrorist attack.

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Police say witnesses described the suspect as a bald, black, 6-foot-3 suspect with slim build, wearing a green hooded jacket, blue jeans and red and black boxer shorts.
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BART police Lt. Aaron Ledford says officers detained a man with a similar description after the incident, but later released him after determining he was not involved.

Anyone with information about the shooting is being asked to call BART police at (510) 464-7000.

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