Man accused of killing Nia Wilson at Oakland's MacArthur BART arrested


The man suspected of murdering Nia Wilson at MacArthur BART station in Oakland has been arrested! He was caught after someone spotted him riding BART.

Via ABC7News

A murder suspect is in custody after a woman was killed in a stabbing at the MacArthur BART station in Oakland, BART officials said Monday evening.

BART police took John Cowell into custody at the Pleasant Hill BART station. Police say it was an anonymous tip that led to the arrest. They thanked riders for staying vigilant.BART PD said the man was unprovoked when he pulled out a knife and attacked the young women. 

The attack killed Nia."Everything that we've uncovered up to this point, we see no altercation," BART PD Chief Carlos Rojas said. "We don't have any information that there was any type of dispute."

This news is announced as hundreds are marching in Oakland demanding justice for Nia Wilson. Hopefully, his arrest and fast prosecution will help her family heal.

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