Monday News Roundup
MAJOR BART DELAY DUE TO DISABLED TRAIN
BART officials announced a major delay this morning between Daly City and Millbrae in both directions.
BART officials said at 5:15 a.m. the delay was due to a disabled train.
RIDE-BOOKING SERVICE DRIVER ALLEGEDLY STRUCK PASSENGER WITH BASEBALL BAT
Police are seeking a ride-booking service driver who allegedly struck a passenger in the head with a baseball bat Saturday night in San Francisco after the two began arguing about the route the driver was taking.
At 10:39 p.m., officers responded to Richardson Avenue at Francisco Street for a report of an assault, according to police.
A 35-year-old man told officers he had been picked up by a driver via a ride-booking service.
Once inside the car, the man and the driver got into an argument over the route the driver was taking, police said.
The driver then told the man to get out of his car. After exiting, the man kicked the driver’s car, according to police.
The driver then retrieved a metal baseball bat and struck the man before fleeing. The victim suffered an injury to his head but he refused to go to a hospital, police said.
The suspect is described as a man between 40 and 45 years old who was driving a Toyota Prius, according to police.
LABOR DISPUTE CLOSES OAKLAND PORT’S LARGEST TERMINAL
A labor dispute at the Port of Oakland has closed one of its five terminals this morning, a port spokesman said.
The Oakland International Container Terminal — the port’s largest — has temporarily suspended operations because of the dispute, port spokesman Robert Bernardo said.
The dispute is being addressed through arbitration and work is expected to resume later tonight, Bernardo said.
The other four terminals at the port are operating normally, though the second-largest, the Outer Harbor Terminal, is closing this week after its operator pulled out of a 50-year lease and filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this year.
Port and union officials did not immediately provide details about what this morning’s dispute entailed.