Investigators on Thursday announced an arrest in connection with a stabbing incident at the Lafayette BART station Sunday.
BART police said the suspect in the case was identified after an image of the suspect was released.
Investigators said 24-year-old Craig Cuthbert of Salt Lake City, Utah turned himself in at San Francisco Police Headquarters Wednesday afternoon. Detectives added that the release of the image in this case prompted a phone tip that helped investigators to identify the suspect.
BART police are moving forward with a petty theft investigation into whether the two adults who were injured in Sunday’s incident stole items from Cuthbert’s bag while he was sleeping.
“These arrests highlight our commitment to public safety and making sure those responsible for serious crimes on our system are brought to justice,” BART Police Chief Carlos Rojas said in a press release. “These cases also highlight the importance of having working surveillance cameras in all trains. We will continue to release images from those cameras when we think it can help us to find dangerous suspects.”
The BART Police Department expressed its thanks to San Francisco Police Department for its help taking Cuthbert into custody.