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Police release few details in BART shooting investigation

HAYWARD — Police were only willing to release limited information Thursday about a shooting that closed the city’s downtown BART station late Wednesday.

Police did say they received calls Wednesday about a man shooting a gun into the air near the 23000 block of Alice Street, about three-quarters of a mile from the station.

As officers began to respond, another caller told a dispatcher of seeing that man run toward the BART station. When a police sergeant headed to the station, he encountered the man shortly after arriving.

The man shot once in the officer’s direction, missing him but hitting an occupation station agent booth, police said.

The man then ran north from the station and tossed a loaded gun, but officers were able to detain him at the train tracks at B Street about a quarter-mile from the station.

Officers soon recovered the gun and arrested the man, whose identity was withheld Thursday pending witness interviews.

“We are very fortunate no members of the community or any of our officers were significantly injured,” Hayward police said.

Anyone with information should call Hayward police Det. Ryan Sprague at 510-293-7219.

Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.

Source: East Bay Police release few details in BART shooting investigation

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