Station agent stabbed outside Powell BART

A BART station agent was stabbed in the abdomen on Friday afternoon outside the Powell Street BART Station in San Francisco, according to BART officials.

BART police Lt. Paul Kwon said the victim was a BART station agent. Kwon said he had no further information about the assault and that the investigation was being handled by the San Francisco Police Department.

San Francisco police spokeswoman Officer Grace Gatpandan said the stabbing occurred at street level near the intersection of Powell and Market streets at about 12:40 p.m. on Friday.

The victim, described as a man in his 30s, was stabbed in his abdomen with a knife. The suspect, who was arrested at the scene, is described as a man in his 40s, according to police.

The victim and the suspect were allegedly involved in a verbal altercation prior to the stabbing, police said.

The victim was transported to San Francisco General Hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, police said.

The motive for the stabbing remains under investigation, police said.