BART Passenger Seen With Two Guns, Riders Evacuated From the Train

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BART passengers disrupted by man allegedly carrying two guns
BART police are still looking for an unidentified man who reportedly walked off the BART train in Oakland with two guns in tow.

The trains were delayed for 20-plus minutes for San Francisco-bound passengers at about 10 a.m. after a witness called BART police to report that a man with two guns got off at the MacArthur Station in Oakland. He also left behind a silver suitcase on the train.

The five-car Millbrae train was stopped at West Oakland and some 500 passengers were evacuated and forced to go downstairs to the concourse level, said Jim Allison, spokesman for BART.

All trains headed toward West Oakland were held outside the station as a precaution while a police K9 unit searched the train in question. The cops located the silver suitcase and determined it was not a threat.

After the situation was declared safe, passengers were allowed back on the train and the morning commute resumed.

Meanwhile, officers searched the MacArthur Station for the suspect who was described as a Hispanic male, in his 30s, with black hair and a goatee. He was last seen carrying a red back pack, according to Allison.

One man matching some of the descriptors was found. He consented to a search, but was not carrying any weapons so he was released, Allison said.

The suspect has not been located.

In any event, here's your written excuse to your boss as to why you were late for work -- again.




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16 comments
aliasetc
aliasetc topcommenter

It was either the Lone Ranger or Hopalong Cassity.

VuDu Skrood
VuDu Skrood

Maybe the 'chill out' ilk would advise the rest of the world which magic spell you use to know armed ones are good guys or not.

Porsche Elizabeth
Porsche Elizabeth

Really?!!!!!! I woulda been late anyways! Rosie Flash that's why ha God got my back!

Richard Haick
Richard Haick

It's not illegal to carry guns in the open. Chill out.

Stan James
Stan James

On a train with a shooter...no where to go. A nightmare! Get it together station agents...you are there for a reason!

John Lilly
John Lilly

Everybody freak the fuck out. Hurry.

Jeremy Baker
Jeremy Baker

typical more dangerous criminals roaming freely

NorCal Crowe
NorCal Crowe

People can legally carry guns....people of California just experienced guns and didn't get shot....wow!!!

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