A man was arrested on a BART train this 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.
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