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Search for Stabbing Suspect Shuts Down Lafayette BART Station

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    Three people people on the platform at the Lafayette BART station on Sunday suffered non-life threatening injuries after a suspect pulled out a knife, according to BART. (Published Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017)

    Three people people on the platform at the Lafayette BART station on Sunday suffered non-life threatening injuries after a suspect pulled out a knife, according to BART.

    The incident prompted BART to close the station for multiple hours while officers tried to track down the suspect.

    The suspect is described as being in his 30s or 40s with short, blonde hair, unshaven and wearing a green army jacket along with a black backpack, according to BART. He fled the station on foot.

    Around 9:45 a.m., the suspect approached someone on the platform and tried to rob them of their backpack, according to BART. The person refused, prompting the suspect to pull out a knife.

    One victim, a 20-year-old male, suffered a minor injury to his head, according to BART. Another victim, a 19-year-old male, sustained an injury to his hand. Both victims were transported to the hospital, but their injuries were considered non-life threatening. 

    Witnesses said a third person was also injured, but they left the station before officers arrived, according to BART.

    It is not clear if the suspect knew the victims or if the victims knew each other, according to BART.

    If anyone sees the suspect, they are asked to call 911. 

    The station was closed right after the incident unfolded, but trains were still allowed to run through the station in both directions, according to BART. The station reopened just before 2 p.m.

    Stay tuned for details.

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