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Patrick Bingman Arrested on BART with two Chainsaws

Patrick Bingman was seen on BART with two chainsaws and making threatening comments has been arrested.  Police have identified the man as 47-year-old Patrick Bingman from San Francisco.   Bingman had several outstanding arrest warrants, according to officials.   

He has been booked into Alameda County Jail.  On Monday, a passenger on the Richmond train caught a man with his chainsaws on camera, BART responded saying, “We’ve never seen anything like this before.”  

According to BART, multiple people reported the incident on the train.   Police were waiting at the Lake Merritt station ready to board when the man was getting off. 


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