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Trolley attack suspect arrested

Damon Oliver, 40

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Damon Oliver, 40, turned himself in Wednesday to face charges of simple assault and terroristic threats for punching a 17-year-old girl in the face on the 15 trolley on Jan. 21.

Oliver allegedly lost his temper near 7th and Girard around 7:47 a.m. after the girl accidentally bumped him with her bookbag.

Following a verbal altercation between the two, Oliver allegedly punched the victim, then fled the trolley.

The victim suffered a broken nose, swollen right eye and scratches to her. She was treated at Jeferson Hospital.

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Oliver, of the 2200 block of North Carlisle Street in North Philly, is also charged with recklessly endangering another person.

 
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