BART investigating apparent random attack at Richmond station

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ABC7 News Bay Area is reporting that a 23-year-old San Jose State University student was hospitalized after he was attacked at the Richmond BART station Saturday, one of two apparently random assaults on the transit system in two days.

The student’s family told the news agency he tried to transfer trains about 10 a.m. Saturday when he was attacked from behind at the Richmond station. The suspect fled while the victim called police. The victim was “treated for broken teeth, possibly a broken jaw and a concussion,” ABC7 reported.

On Friday, two men were attacked on a Richmond bound train as it reached the MacArthur BART station. In that incident, cameras identified the attacker as 27-year-old transient Solomon Espinosa, who police said had no previous connection with the victims.

Violent, random attacks on the BART systems have drawn significant concern in the Bay Area, particularly after the fatal stabbing of Nia Wilson, 18, at the MacArthur BART station on July 22.


  1. BART needs to stop letting vagrants with no commuting or destination purpose, fare evaders, and panhandlers on the train


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