Man arrested on attempted murder charge after allegedly shoving man in front of Muni train

A man was arrested last week on attempted murder charges, among others, for allegedly pushing a man in front of a Muni light rail train in early March, police Officer Grace Gatapandan said in a statement Thursday.

Gerry Chavarria, 56, of San Francisco, was arrested March 27 by BART police officers in Oakland about 8 a.m. after one of the officers recognized him as the suspect in the March 8 incident. Chavarri around 9 p.m. allegedly pushed the man in front of the Muni train at San Francisco’s Civic Center Station, Gatpandan said. The victim and Chavarria reportedly had been involved in some kind of argument.

The victim sustained serious injuries but survived the ordeal. Chavarria has been charged with attempted murder, battery and two counts of assault by the District Attorney’s Office, spokesman Alex Bastian said. He will be in court today for arraignment.

Chavarria remains in custody on $1 million bail.

Anyone with further information on what went happened on the Muni platform on March 8 is encouraged to call police at (415) 575-4444 or text at TIP411 with “SFPD” at the start of the message.

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