Crime Suspect in chain attack on BART in custody on psychiatric hold
Man Wounded in East Bay BART Shooting on Saturday Expected to Survive
A man who was shot by police at the El Cerrito del Norte BART station on Saturday afternoon is expected to survive, authorities said Sunday.The suspect’s gun was also recovered, police said.
Suspect in chain attack on BART in custody on psychiatric hold
The man suspected of beating a passenger with a chain in an unprovoked attack aboard a BART train is in custody on a psychiatric hold after being detained by California Highway Patrol officers and identified by BART police Thursday night, authorities said.
BART police shoot, wound armed man at El Cerrito del Norte Station
BART police officers shot and seriously wounded a man who drew a handgun while they were investigating a report of a domestic disturbance Saturday afternoon aboard a train at El Cerrito del Norte BART Station, agency officials said. BART Police Chief Ed Alvarez detailed the moments leading up to the shooting in an afternoon news conference in the station parking lot. At about 2 p.m., BART officers responded to a report of an argument between a male and female passenger aboard a train at the station in the Warm Springs direction, Alvarez said. As the two officers were arriving to the train, Alvarez said, a witness told dispatchers she saw a handgun in the man’s waistband.
BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost said Friday morning that because the man is on a psychiatric hold, he has not yet been booked and his name and other identifying information have not been released.
Earlier Thursday afternoon, BART police released surveillance photos of the suspect.
The suspect was seen boarding a Daly City-bound train at the Coliseum BART station and beginning to “casually” speak with a female passenger already aboard the train, BART officials said Thursday.
“The victim then boarded the train at Fruitvale and began talking to both the male and female,” BART officials said of the surveillance video, which they did not release. “The suspect then punched the male in the face and the two got into a fight.”
San Leandro man allegedly stabs mom’s boyfriend to death
An 18-year-old San Leandro man was arrested on suspicion of murder after stabbing his mother’s boyfriend to death on Friday night, police said. Ty Bothwellmitlitsk allegedly stabbed the 62-year-old victim inside a home on the 500 block of Beverly Avenue. Police were called to the home around 11:30 p.m. and found the victim, who was not immediately identified, suffering multiple stab wounds, officials said. Paramedics took the victim to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.Investigators were working to determine a motive for the attack. Bothwellmitlitsk’s mother witnessed the stabbing and told officers her son had fled in a vehicle, officers said.
BART spokesman Jim Allison told The Chronicle on Wednesday that the suspect allegedly asked for directions and thenat 6:09 p.m., during peak evening commuting hours.
The suspect ran off the train when it stopped at the Lake Merritt BART station.
In still photos taken from BART surveillance footage, the suspect is seen wearing a hoodie, green shirt, and a fanny pack around his hips.
The victim was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries for treatment. He has since been released, officials said.
Anyone with information about this incident should call BART police at 510-464-7040 or anonymously at 510-464-7011.
Lauren Hernández and Michael Cabanatuan are San Francisco Chronicle staff writers. Email:and . Twitter: and @ctuan
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