BPD releases update on Lafayette assault


BPD releases update on Lafayette assault

UPDATE 10/12/17: The suspect, 24-year-old Craig Cuthbert of Salt Lake City, Utah turned himself in to San Francisco Police on Wednesday, 10/11/2017.  Also, 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.


BART Police Department detectives have been actively investigating the assault that took place at the Lafayette BART Station Sunday morning and have discovered the following details.

Train car video shows two adults boarding the train car at the Rockridge Station and walking through the train.  The two subjects then stop at a seat where an unidentified third subject was apparently sleeping.  The two subjects then opened the sleeping man’s backpack and removed multiple items.  The man awoke and the two subjects walked away.  Once the train arrived at the Lafayette Station, all three exited the train and a fight took place on the station platform.

The third party is a white man who is believed to be 20 to 25 years old, stands 5’6” to 5’8”, has a thin build, short sandy brown hair, and was last seen wearing a green hooded jacket, tan colored cargo pants, and white tennis shoes with green or blue shoe laces.  BART police detectives are seeking information from or about this man and are releasing several images from surveillance video. 

The other two parties have already been identified by investigators.  The initial report that there may have been a third victim was unfounded.

Anyone with information on the case should contact BART PD at 510-464-7040.