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SEPTA investigating homeless man's death

SEPTA officials are investigating the death of a 60-year-old homeless man who was killed by a Broad Street Line subway train Sunday night.

SEPTA Broad Street Line subway File photo.
Credit: Rikard Larma / Metro

SEPTA officials are investigating the death of a 60-year-old homeless man who was killed by a Broad Street Line subway train Sunday night.

Officials are unclear if he intentionally dropped down or fell onto the southbound tracks at the Walnut-Locust Station around 7:40 p.m.

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"We're still unclear," SEPTA Spokesman Andrew Busch said. "There was no foul play in it, but otherwise we're still not sure why he was in the track area."

Authorities found the man's body underneath the first train car and he was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident delayed SEPTA services for three hours, Busch said.

Busch said preliminary reports indicate the man, who entered the station about six minutes before he was hit, was staying at a nearby homeless shelter.

The man's name has not yet been made public.

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