West Oakland BART station re-opens after shooting incident

CREDIT: Akshay Dodeja

UPDATE 11:30 P.M.: The two officers involved were wearing body cameras, and the footage is being reviewed, A BART spokesman said in a statement. The station has re-opened, BART tweeted.

UPDATE 10:56 P.M.: The West Oakland BART station will stay closed for the remainder of the night after a shooting left one person injured, according to a BART spokesman.

BART officials said a man was smoking on the platform. When two BART officers asked to put out his cigarette, he refused.

Police said he resisted arrest and threatened to jump onto the tracks. When the man reached towards his waistband, BART officers tasered him. He then shot himself with his own gun in the stomach.

UPDATE: AC Transit buses are carrying passengers back and forth between West Oakland and the Lake Merritt and 12th Street stations, according to Huckaby. But trains are running through the station.

OAKLAND (KRON) — The West Oakland BART Station is closed due to police activity.

BART tweeted Tuesday night trains are not stopping at the station.

At around 8 p.m., police said they responded to reports of an “unstable patron” at the station. Police said they have apprehended the suspect but the station remains closed as of 8:30 p.m.

KRON4 has learned it was a shooting incident at the station, and the weapon was discharged, according to police

No further details are available.

One person is injured and is in the hospital, police said.

Stay with KRON4 for updates.


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