Sister Of Nia Wilson Recalls BART Stabbing That Resulted In Death

***Update*** Shaun King is reporting John Cowell has been arrested.


Latifah, older sister of Nia Wilson whom was killed after a man suddenly stabbed the two sisters exiting a train at MacArthur BART station, is recounting what happened when her sister was fatally stabbed. Latifah says they had helped a women with her stroller and suddenly the man had stabbed her sister who was walking steps behind her. He then turned on Latifah slashing her kneck nearly hitting her artery.

Latifah recalls Nia's last words following the attack: 

"She's just yelling my name, 'Tifah, Tifah, Tifah,' and I said, 'I got you baby, I got you,'" said Wilson as she described the unprovoked stabbing.


The suspect, John Cowell is still on the lose in Oakland. Police are asking for residents helps locating the man and ask you call the police if you see him.

A bystander at BART caught moments following the attack when police arrived on scene.

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There are reports that John Lee Cowell, the murder suspect, was a white supremacist because there was a planned rally today in Oakland. Those reports are unconfirmed.


This story is heartbreaking for Bay Area families. We here at KMEL want to send our love and support to the Wilson family. Once we locate a confirmed GoFundMe to assist the family, we will share with hopes to attempt to help the family through this heartbreaking tragedy.

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