Broken window on BART train causes scare

Courtesy: Mariany Kris 

A damaged window on a BART train that some assumed to be caused by a bullet was actually due to impact from a hard object like a rock or bolt, a spokeswoman for the transit agency said Wednesday morning.

A broken window was reported around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday near the Concord station on a Pittsburg/Bay Point-bound train, which was taken out of service and inspected.

Mariany Subrata, 39, of Antioch who works in the hotel industry, was on the train and heard a loud bang sound. "We thought someone had a firearm," she told KTVU. "I was so scared. The biggest massacre just happened on Sunday, and we all thought, 'What the heck is going on?"

An image of the damage circulating on social media caused concern, prompting BART spokeswoman Alicia Trost to check with BART police.

"They concluded it was not caused by a bullet," Trost said on Twitter Wednesday morning.

"Stuff does hit our windows from time to time and people have thrown things at moving trains," Trost added.

No injuries were reported and the window has already been replaced.