BART Officer Injured While Arresting Unruly Passenger | NBC Bay Area

BART Officer Injured While Arresting Unruly Passenger

Window Broken During Arrest Attempt



    Witnesses say the unruly passenger appeared intoxicated and yelled racial slurs and profanity at other passengers.

    A BART police officer was injured while removing an unruly passenger from a train at the West Oakland station Saturday night, an agency spokesman said today.

    The incident, reported at 5:40 p.m., was captured on video and broadcast on YouTube today, according to BART spokesman Linton Johnson.

    Witnesses reported the passenger, identified as 37-year-old Michael Joseph Gibson of San Leandro, appeared to be intoxicated and was yelling racial slurs and profanity at other passengers on a train, Johnson said.

    The video depicts the officer pulling Gibson off the train and across the platform before the two hit a glass frame, shattering the glass.

    Johnson said the officer suffered facial cuts requiring multiple stitches, and a concussion.

    He said Gibson also received multiple lacerations. The two were taken to different hospitals and released later that night.

    Gibson was taken into custody on suspicion of battery on a police officer with injury, obstruction and resisting an officer, and disorderly conduct for being intoxicated in public.