SAN LEANDRO -- BART police arrested a 17-year-old Oakland boy Saturday evening, after he allegedly punched a teenage girl in the face at the Bayfair station, said BART police Lt. John Conneely.
A fight broke out in the parking lot about 7:09 p.m. after more than 70 teens and other youths gathered in the bus zone area, he said.
"They were getting in people's way and keeping people from entering and exiting," Conneely said. "Then, they started fighting, so our officers got involved."
After the 17-year-old punched the girl, he was uncooperative, Conneely said.
"He did not want to listen to the officer," he said. "He took off running. He was deemed to be an ongoing threat. An officer did deploy a Taser. One probe hit the boy's thumb, but there was no electrical current."
For an electric current to flow into a person from a Taser, two probes must contact the skin, he said. One missed altogether, he said, so the boy was not shocked.
Conneely said the boy removed the probe and jumped over a fence, then hid in a pickup truck. He later slipped and fell on his face.
The girl left the scene, but Conneely said a police officer saw the punch and BART captured it on video. Police planned to cite-release the boy to his mother.