BART police arrest Archie Hansbury with AR-15-style rifle on train.
BART police arrested Archie Hansbury on Christmas Eve after he allegedly boarded a Richmond-bound train with an AR-15-style rifle and was “bothering other passengers.”
BART Police Department Press Release Re: Archie Hansbury Arrest
Thank you BART Police for keeping riders safe during the holiday season and every day.
Last night on Christmas Eve at 11:20pm, our train operator noticed a male bothering other riders on a Richmond bound train and notified BART Police.
Two officers intercepted the train at Fruitvale Station and found the man, Archie Hansbury (12/24/1987, Oakland), had a concealed pistol grip AR style rifle inside his pants.
He was arrested and transported to Santa Rita jail. Through the watchful eye of our frontline staff and the quick response by police officers we were able to get this gun out of our system and the suspect off our train.
From new fare gates to increased police presence to speed up response times, BART is working on a number of safety efforts to keep our system safe and inviting.