Man arrested after allegedly hitting 5-year-old on BART train

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Raymond Benson, 19, was arrested Wednesday morning at the Downtown Berkeley BART station after allegedly striking a 5-year-old who had accidentally bumped into him.

Benson allegedly hit the child while they were on the train, and the child was taken to the hospital for treatment, as reported by Berkeleyside. Benson was arrested on suspicion of willful harm to a child and battery of a transit passenger, and the BART police issued him a stay-away order.

BART could not be reached for comment.

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Malini Ramaiyer is the city news editor. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @malinisramaiyer.