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Stabbing Aboard BART Train Shuts Down MacArthur Station

OAKLAND (KPIX) - There has been another stabbing aboard a BART train, an it is the third since July.

The stabbing shut down Oakland's MacArthur station for about 30 minutes Saturday night.

The incident happened just after 9 p.m.

Police said an argument aboard a Warm Springs-bound train led to a fight. A 40-year-old man suffered a one-inch stab wound to his thumb.

The suspect ran away.

The MacArthur station was the scene of two major BART incidents in past weeks. On July 22, two sisters were stabbed at the station; one of them died. A suspect was arrested a short time later.

On Aug. 3, two men were slashed with a box cutter on a Richmond-bound train, and the ensuing fight spilled from the train onto the MacArthur station platform. A suspect was subsequently arrested.

Saturday night's MacArthur closure was part of what had been a troubled night for BART. Earlier, a stalled piece of work equipment has caused delayed near the San Bruno station; trains were still being single-tracked through the area as of 9 p.m.

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