A 69-year-old Asian man was sent to the hospital after being stabbed while riding a BART train at the Warm Springs station in Fremont, California.
The suspect, identified by BART Police as 44-year-old Terrell Coffer of Oakland, California, has been taken into custody on a charge of attempted homicide.
BART Police said the incident occurred on a Berryessa-bound train at around 11:54 a.m. on Friday. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital and was reported to be in “critical but stable” condition.
BART train passenger Anthony Montemar told ABC7 News that there was blood coming out of the victim, who came up to him asking for assistance.
“He was bloody, two neck stab wounds, abdomen stab wound. He was bleeding all over. He was a little incoherent, but he pointed at that car that he came out of,” Montemar said, adding that he saw a man running in the opposite direction of the train car where the victim was reportedly stabbed.
Montemar helped the elderly man to his car, where they called police. It is unclear if the victim and the suspect knew each other as investigators continue to collect evidence and review BART surveillance footage.
The Fremont BART train station has since reopened, with a bus bridge added.
Police are investigating a stabbing that took place on board a train at Warm Springs. An adult male victim is with medics. A suspect is in custody.
Warm Springs Station in closed and trains are running through the station without stopping. A bus bridge has been requested. https://t.co/FS3vb4hFn3
— SFBART (@SFBART) September 18, 2020
Witnesses of Friday’s attack are encouraged to contact BART Police at (510) 464-7040.