UPDATE: Air search has ceased operations as sheriff’s helicopter moves off to other assignments.
Air and ground units are searching for a man who allegedly battered a woman in their car near the Lafayette BART station, leaving the area before police arrived.
The man is believed to be on foot. He is described as a black male, mid-30s, white jacket, yellow shirt, and dark pants.
The incident was reported shortly after 6 p.m. and police have reportedly made contact with the female victim. A sheriff’s office helicopter is overhead and BART and other Lamorinda police are aiding in the search.