Man detained after police say he spit at BART train operator

This is an undated image of a BART police badge placard. (KGO-TV)

A man was detained on a psychiatric hold after allegedly spitting at a BART train operator at the 16th Street Mission Station late Saturday night, according to BART police.

The suspect approached the operator of a train that was stopped at the station around 11:21 p.m. Saturday and spit at them, according to BART police Lt. Michael Hayes.

The suspect - only described by police as a man - was detained on an emergency psychiatric detention, issued a citation and transported to San Francisco General Hospital, Hayes said. The operator wasn't injured.

The incident sparked a major delay on the Warm Springs line in the Millbrae direction.

No further information is immediately available.
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