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OAKLAND – A passenger found carrying a rifle onboard a Bay Area Rapid Transit train spent Christmas at Alameda County Santa Rita Jail. The man has had prior run-ins with the law including prior convictions for burglary and robbery.
BART police said in a prepared statement. “On Christmas Eve at 11:20 p.m., a train operator noticed a male bothering other riders. It was a Richmond bound train and BART Police were notified. We were able to get this gun out of our system and the suspect off our train.”
The train was intercepted at Fruitvale Station in Oakland. Two BART officers contacted Archie Hansbury, a 36-year-old resident of Oakland. Upon further investigation, officers found a concealed pistol grip inside his pants, which turned out to be a loaded rifle.
BART Customer Code of Conduct prohibits passengers from engaging in disruptive and disturbing behavior. This includes carrying or possession of any weapon in violation of the law. Possession, sale and use of illicit substances is also prohibited.
Officers placed Hansbury under arrest for –
- Possession of a firearm and controlled substances
- Possession of narcotic controlled substance
- Addict in possession of a firearm
- Possession of ammunition
- Carrying a loaded firearm
- Carrying a concealed firearm
- Possession of an assault weapon
- Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
- Resist/obstruct an officer
On December 27, weapons-related and other charges were filed against Hansbury. However, he is no longer in custody at the county lockup.