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Suspect Arrested in Connection to BART Assault That Prompted MacArthur Station Closure

Solomon Espinosa, 27, was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Service just before 1 p.m. in the vicinity of Fifth Avenue and Eighth Street.

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    A suspect was arrested Tuesday in connection with an assault that injured two people and closed the MacArthur BART station in Oakland Friday evening, according to BART officials.

    Solomon Espinosa, 27, was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Service just before 1 p.m. in the vicinity of Fifth Avenue and Eighth Street.

    Around 7:50 p.m. Friday, two men approached BART police and reported an assault on a Richmond-bound train.

    The fight began on the train but also extended out onto the station's platform. The incident followed an emotional funeral held earlier that day for 18-year-old Nia Wilson, who was fatally stabbed at the same station on July 22.

    The victims both suffered minor injuries. One had a cut on his arm and the other had a laceration on his face.

    The altercation was caught on camera and investigators identified Espinosa, a local transient, as the suspect.

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