OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A BART police officer was allegedly punched in the chest by a suspect who the officer was trying to detain Thursday at the West Oakland station, police said Friday.

The West Oakland BART station. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The incident occurred at about 8:20 a.m. at the station at 1451 Seventh St. in Oakland.

Police said the suspect, who they identified as 29-year-old Oakland man Virgil Ard, got away but left his wallet with identification inside.

A warrant was being sought for Ard’s arrest.

 

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