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The Latest: Man stabbed to death on San Francisco Bay train

Posted at 7:15 AM, Nov 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-20 10:15:54-05

HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on a deadly stabbing on a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train (all times local):

10 p.m.

Authorities say a stabbing that killed a passenger on a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train may have occurred after the attacker tried to steal another rider's shoes.

The fight broke out Tuesday afternoon on a BART train pulling into a station in Hayward.

The San Francisco Chronicle says police are looking into whether the victim was a good Samaritan who tried to stop the suspect from stealing items from another person, possibly shoes.

The man ran from the station. The Chronicle says he was arrested a block away after employees of a car dealership said he tried to steal a van.

Employee Steve Castro tells the paper that he fought with the shirtless man, who snatched the keys from his hand as he was showing the van to a customer.


4:14 p.m.

A California transit chief says a man has been stabbed to death on a San Francisco Bay Area commuter train during a fight.

Interim BART Police Chief Ed Alvarez told reporters at a news conference that officials began receiving 911 calls Tuesday afternoon about a fight aboard a train between two men.

He says transit officers boarded the train at the next stop and found a man bleeding, who was possibly the victim of a stabbing. He says the man died.

Alvarez says transit officers quickly searched the area and were able to apprehend a suspect.

He said there is no threat to the public because it was a fight between two people who engaged each other.

Officials did not immediately provide any other details.