Police stormed into an N-Judah light rail vehicle with guns drawn during rush hour Wednesday on reports that a man was armed with a gun.
At gunpoint, they ordered the man to lie on the ground before handcuffing him and discovering he was carrying a BB gun, police at Taraval Station said.
The incident occurred in the 1500 block of Judah Street at around 6:20 p.m.
The officers said they were patrolling the area when they were flagged down by alarmed Muni passengers. One of the passengers said he saw a man at the back of the train put what he thought was a firearm into a case.
After police boarded the train, the suspect complied with their orders and abruptly told them the pellet gun was “a toy.” He claimed he had just found it, police said.
The suspect has been identified as Jason Crossland, 43. He has no fixed address, police said. He was booked into jail on misdemeanor possession of a pellet gun, possession of marijuana and also for a $2,500 warrant, police Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.