Suspect, victim identified in deadly stabbing on BART

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – A fight ended in a deadly stabbing on a BART train in Hayward Tuesday.

According to BART officials, the incident happened around 1 p.m. aboard a Warm Springs-bound train near the South Hayward Station.

Officials said it appears that the suspect, identified as 39-year-old Jermaine Jeremiah Brim of Sacramento, and the victim got into a physical confrontation after Brim tried to steal shoes from another passenger who was apparently asleep.

The victim intervened when he saw Brim trying to steal the shoes, and that’s when the victim took out a knife.

Brim was able to take control of the knife during a brief struggle and allegedly stabbed the victim multiple times.

The victim has been identified as 49-year-old Oliver Williams, of Oakland, according to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities said Brim then left the train and tried to carjack several cars at the BART station.

He was arrested at a nearby car dealership where he was trying to steal a getaway car.

During a press conference Tuesday afternoon, the police chief said the stabbing was rare on BART and tragic, and also mentioned that it wasn’t a random attack but rather a devastating outcome of a fight happening between two people.

BART has security cameras both on board the train and the platforms which investors are now going through.

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