OAKLAND (CBS) – An unloaded Winchester .22 rifle was found at an Oakland BART station on Thursday morning, according to BART officials.
BART spokesman Taylor Huckaby said the rifle was found under a bench on the platform at Oakland’s MacArthur BART Station.READ MORE: Light Showers Forecast For North Bay With Chance of Sprinkles Further South
Shortly before 9 a.m. on Thursday, amidst the morning commute, a BART employee found an abandoned case containing the rifle, Huckaby said.READ MORE: UPDATE: CHP Deactivates Amber Alert After Children Found Safe in Modesto; Missing Woman Still Sought
The rifle is being held by BART police and the rifle’s owner has not yet been identified.
As of Friday, Huckaby said the rifle does not appear to have been involved in any crimes, but BART police are cross checking it against various databases and reviewing video surveillance of the platform.MORE NEWS: Santa Rosa Police Investigate Stabbing of 2 Teen Girls at Recent Sideshow
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