BART Police: Woman Zaps Passenger With Stun Gun

Thursday, Apr 11, 2013  |  Updated 11:06 AM PDT
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BART Police: Woman Zaps Passenger With Stun Gun

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A man was arrested on a BART train Wednesday morning after a scuffle with a fellow passenger over a seat ended with another passenger  zapping him with a stun gun, police said.

BART police were dispatched to the train at the Pleasant Hill station around 7:50 a.m. after receiving reports of an altercation between two passengers in a San Francisco-bound train, Lt. John Sandoval said.

Officers learned that a 30-year-old man, identified as Zachary McCabe, had been taking up two seats on the train.

When a 62-year-old man on the train asked him to move, McCabe allegedly became aggressive with him. A female passenger nearby intervened,  using a stun gun to subdue the suspect, Sandoval said.

Officers arrived on the scene and transported McCabe to a hospital to be treated for injuries not considered life-threatening.

He was arrested on suspicion of battery on a transit passenger and booked into county jail in Martinez.

While BART police encourage passengers to report suspicious activity, "we don't recommend using stun guns on people," Sandoval said.

Anyone with further informationabout Wednesday morning's incident  is asked to call BART police detectives at (510) 464-7040.
 

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