Suspect slashes man, stabs woman at Downtown Berkeley BART station

A BART rider uses the Clipper card-only entrance at the southern portion of the Downtown Berkeley Station on Monday, July 17, 2017.

A man was slashed and a woman was stabbed at the Downtown Berkeley BART station early Tuesday morning while riding an escalator, according to BART police.

The victims, a 27-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman, were riding an escalator around 12:50 a.m. from the station’s concourse to the street level at Shattuck Avenue and Center Street when they were attacked by a male suspect, according to BART spokesman Jim Allison.

The suspect fled the scene on a bicycle. He is described as a black man with a medium complexion and a slim build between the ages of 20 and 25 who was wearing a gray hoodie, gray pants with a black stripe and dark shoes.

Both victims were taken to a hospital for treatment.

No other information about the case was immediately available.

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