‘Large stick’ assault at El Cerrito del Norte Station leads to arrest


A man was arrested at BART’s El Cerrito del Norte on Thursday on charges that he struck a person with a large stick, police said.

The incident occurred at 2:21 p.m., when officers responded to a report of two men beating another man. Officers determined Lawrence Harvey, 46, of El Cerrito, struck the victim with a large stick, causing head and shoulder injuries, police said.

Harvey was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, police said.

Police say the investigation continues, as they are looking into the role that the second alleged assailant played in the attack.

Bay City News contributed to this report