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