SAN FRANCISCO—A man was almost stabbed to death at a BART station on Wednesday, December 12. Authorities responded to what was an apparent stabbing at the Powell Bart Station in San Francisco after 8 p.m.
The stabbing took place at a street level near Hallidie Plaza, above the BART train platforms. The victim, who has been described as a 33 year-old man was stabbed and stumbled into the station and collapsed around the pay stations. Police did not shut down the station, but sectioned off the crime scene as they conducted their investigation.
The victim was transported to a local hospital to be treated for stab wounds sustained. According to reports, authorities have four to five suspects who may have been involved in the incident, but no arrests have been made.
BART recently announced a five year safety emergency plan. The plan, which aims to help keep the trains and stations secure, has four components including implementing emergency call boxes, adding around one hundred new officers to the stations, additional cameras, and an added staff train.
KPIX provided video footage of the incident. Anyone with information about the stabbing or the suspects is asked to contact the San Francisco Police Department. Tipsters may remain anonymous.