(Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Man placed on psychiatric hold after spitting on BART operator

A man was detained on a psychiatric hold after allegedly spitting at a BART train operator at the 16th Street Mission Station late Saturday night, according to BART police.

The suspect approached the operator of a train that was stopped at the station around 11:21 p.m. Saturday and spit at them, according to BART police Lt. Michael Hayes.

The suspect – only described by police as a man – was detained on an emergency psychiatric detention, issued a citation and transported to San Francisco General Hospital, Hayes said. The operator wasn’t injured.

The incident sparked a major delay on the Warm Springs line in the Millbrae direction.

No further information is immediately available.

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