Man Arrested for Stabbing Fellow BART Subway Passenger

Man Arrested for Stabbing Fellow BART Subway Passenger
Photo: Jamarr M. Coleman

OAKLAND— A convicted felon was arrested for stabbing a fellow subway passenger while riding on the Bay Area Rapid Transit System. His latest arrest follows an investigation involving the Oakland Police and BART transit police.

A little more than a week ago an argument between two BART passengers escalated to violence. The suspect and victim argued inside a train waiting at MacArthur Station on August 25. After an exchange of heated words, the suspect stabbed the victim in his thumb shortly after 9 p.m.

The victim’s attacker immediately fled from the BART station. Authorities located the victim and transported him by ambulance to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. Fortunately, his stabbing injury turned out to be minor.

On August 30, Oakland police finally caught up with the suspect. However, the suspect is in trouble for more than just the subway stabbing. Coleman also drove intoxicated and carried stolen property.

Oakland officers arrested Jamarr M. Coleman, a 59-year-old Oakland resident, who was taken to Santa Rita Jail. Coleman remains in custody in lieu of $30,000 bond.

The most serious charge that Coleman faces is assault with a deadly weapon. His other charges include receiving or concealing stolen property, petty theft, and two separate DUI charges for alcohol and drugs.

Coleman’s prior criminal record over the last 20 years include five separate convictions for felonies and misdemeanors, resulting in jail time and probation. His convictions were for assault, battery, firearm possession, and for disobeying court orders.

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