BART police release info in pair of homicide cases

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Oakland mayor sends condolences, condemns BART stabbing as 'senseless act of violence'

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf shared her sincere condolences to the family and friends of Nia Wilson, an 18-year-old that was tragically stabbed to death at Oakland's MacArthur BART station.

BART police revealed two other deaths beside the tragic stabbing of Nia Wilson, that resulted from attacks in the last five days at BART stations.

They say early Saturday morning at the Bay Fair station, two men were arguing on the platform when one man, who was captured on surveillance video, walked up and punched one of them in the head.

The suspect is described as being about 5'8" to 5'10"... Medium build... With "shoulder-length dreadlocks" in a ponytail and a beard.

VIDEO: 'Remember Her' A tribute to Nia Wilson
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Nia Wilson was just 18 years old when she was killed in an unprovoked stabbing at MacArthur BART station in Oakland. Fighting through sorrow, her friends, family, and the community at large are mourning the teenager who brightened the lives of those she knew, and has inspired many who never got the chance.



Witnesses say the victim who fell to the ground and later died was a 47-year-old transient.

BART police also revealed an incident that turned fatal at the Pleasant Hill station.

Last Wednesday, a skirmish broke out between two men.

A 51-year-old Pittsburg resident left the train with a bloody lip and a cut to his knee.

VIDEO: What we know about deadly stabbing at Oakland's MacArthur BART station
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Here's everything we know about the attack that claimed the life of 18-year-old Nia Wilson.


He went to the hospital the next day on Thursday, not feeling well.

He was dismissed, but was found dead in his bed on Friday.

The 20-year-old man involved in that fight is being held at the county jail in Martinez on assault charges, but given the death, the charges could be upgraded.

BART police are asking anyone with information on these cases to contact them at 877.679.7000.

Go here for full coverage on the stabbing at Oakland's MacArthur BART station that took the life of 18-year-old Nia Wilson.

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