UPDATE: Incident Believed to be Suicide on SEPTA Train Tracks

A 25-year-old man took his own life on Saturday near the Philmont Train Station.

UPDATE: 7:45 p.m.: According to Philly.com, the incident is believed to be a suicide. Investigators say the 25-year-old man left a note close to the scene and the victim's dog was tied up nearby. The dog was not harmed.

Original article: According to the Breaking News Network, a SEPTA train fatally struck a person on the tracks near Philmont Station.

Units from the Philadelphia Police Department reported it as a fatality, according to the BNN report. The incident happened approximately at 11:45 a.m. Saturday.

Roads leading into the Philmont Train Station were temporarily closed, but have since re-opened. SEPTA’s West Trenton line remains suspended.

Passengers who were on the train were waiting outside taking cigarette and bathroom breaks as they waited for a bus to come pick them up and transport them to their destinations while police were investigating the scene.

Members of the Philadelphia Police Department who were on scene would not release any information. The investigation is still ongoing. All we know is that there was a body laying in the middle of the tracks covered in a white sheet.

Stay tuned for updates.

Mitch March 31, 2012 at 06:05 PM
Nice story lead in line but it was a HUMAN that was hit and killed not a cat. Hope persons' family don't read this story. High School reporting at it's best.
MM March 31, 2012 at 06:19 PM
Mitch, The headline and the first paragraph state that it was a person. TheA pasenger made the reference that if "felt" like a cat was hit. The pasenger continued the comparason with a reference to a "deer or something". This was not an obit but a breaking news report, neither to descriptive or overly vague. Just the facts.
MM March 31, 2012 at 06:21 PM
"persons' family don't read this story". Try doesn't or does not. Hey Mitcc. You should learn to write yourself before you comment..
virginia April 02, 2012 at 04:45 PM
What could be so bad at 25? i feel really bad for this guy....


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