BART Rider Whips out Chainsaws, Threatens Passengers

A BART rider was arrested Monday after the suspect was accused of pulling out two chainsaws while on a train traveling from Fremont to Richmond. 

Patrick Bingham, 47, picked up a red chainsaw and flicked the switch on it several times as he waved it in front of himself, yelling threatening comments. 

Jalina Bluford, the woman who took cell phone video of the suspect, said at one point you could here him say "I'll cut your freaking head off." 

“I thought it was something serious. That’s why I started recording,” Bluford told KPIX 5.

“He did say a couple of things. He said something about ‘I’m the ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre.” Then he said, ‘No, I’m the BART massacre,'” Bluford explained.

Looks like someone is really getting into the Halloween spirit. 

Bluford uploaded the video to Twitter where she tagged BART, which led officials to respond directly in the comments, saying that BART police were on their way.

Bingham was taken into custody when he stepped off the train at the Lake Merritt Station where BART police officers were waiting to confront him. 

Authorities said Bingham is behind bars and faces multiple charges including exhibiting a deadly weapon, shoplifting and drug possession. Bingham also had an outstanding arrest warrant. 

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Passenger Arrested After Brandishing Chainsaws On San Francisco Train

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