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SEPTA Police are looking for a suspect they say may have involvement with putting items on the tracks that a train hit overnight Sunday, officials have said.

A local Broad Street Line train traveling southbound struck a metal barrel and several bags of track clips between Susquehanna/Dauphin Station and North Philadelphia Station that officials say were intentionally put there. The incident happened at 4:25 a.m. Sunday. The train was heading to Walnut-Locust Station and was not carrying any passengers as the route had not yet begun. There were no injuries.


Surveillance video captured a man who at 2:55 a.m. before the incident was seen entering the Susquehanna/Dauphin Station southbound platform. He is also seen coming up from the track area at Cecil B. Moore and Girard stations during a one-hour period.

He is described as a white male or a light-complected Hispanic of black male in his late 20s to early 30s. He is further described as five-foot-nine and 180 pounds. He was wearing a dark blue or black letterman-style jacket with gray sleeves and an insignia, possibly the letter "L," on the chest and another insignia, possible the letter "A," on the back.

Anyone with information is asked to call 215-580-8111.

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