OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A suspect was taken into custody Thursday for assaulting another person with a chain on a BART train near Lake Merritt station on Tuesday, BART officials said.
The suspect was arrested Thursday evening by the California Highway Patrol. BART officials did not release the suspect’s name.READ MORE: UPDATE: Wildland Fire Burns 150 Acres Near Watsonville; Evacuations Ordered, Zero Containment
The suspect can be seen on surveillance footage getting on the train at the Coliseum station. He starts talking casually with a female passenger. The victim gets on the train at Fruitvale station and the suspect starts talking to both of them.READ MORE: CHP Pursuit Ends With Crash, AC Transit Bus Into West Oakland Home
BART officials said the suspect punched the victim in the face and the two start fighting before the victim is hit with the chain at about 6:10 p.m. The suspect gets off the train at Lake Merritt station.
Someone took the victim to a hospital where he was treated for injuries not considered life-threatening and later released.MORE NEWS: COVID: Bay Area Airports, Tourism Industry Gears Up As Rules Loosen For International Travelers
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