A Northern California train commuter was fatally stabbed, possibly while trying to prevent his killer from stealing a pair of shoes, officials said.
The confrontation took place on Tuesday around 13.00. aboard a Southbound Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train that entered the station South Harward along the Warm Springs / South Fremont line, the authorities said with Oakland, was due to police investigation closed for hours.
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Investigators want to know if the victim intervened when the suspect tried to steal shoes from another driver, the BART police told NBC Bay Area A man fled and was caught in a nearby car dealership where he tried to steal a delivery van.
is training this afternoon, "said BART General Manager Robert Powers in a statement. We express our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the victim.
The suspect was identified as Jermaine Jeremiah Brim, 39, on Wednesday morning. His last known address was in Sacramento and he was sent to the jail of Santa Rita, a sheriff from Alameda County, Dublin, California,
"It's a very tragic thing," BART interim president Ed Alvarez said. "It's rarely on BART. We do not get much of it.
The victim was not identified immediately, Powers said the system would increase safety in its trains and stations.
"As of now, we are increasing the presence of all BART police personnel in the system," according to Powers ". Additional sworn police officers, non-sworn civilian service officers, and fare inspectors will be in the system on platforms and trains will be driving because additional overtime has been booked.