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Female Escapes Battery on BART Train in San Francisco

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A female victim escaped harm this morning in a battery on a BART
train in San Francisco that ended with an arrest, a police spokesman said.

BART reported systemwide delays because of the police action at
Montgomery station at 7:40 a.m., BART officials said.

A male suspect battered the victim, prompting an off-duty San
Francisco police sergeant on the train to intervene, San Francisco police
spokesman Officer Albie Esparza said.

The suspect resisted the sergeant’s attempts to subdue him and a
struggle ensued that ended in the arrest, Esparza said.

The suspect suffered minor injuries in the struggle and went to a
hospital for treatment, according to Esparza.

The sergeant was uninjured, he said.

The suspect and the victim did not know each other, Esparza said.
BART officials held the Pittsburg/Bay Point-bound train for 12
minutes and the incident caused 10- to 15-minute train delays systemwide,
BART officials said.

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