Man killed after being pushed onto SEPTA station tracks in front of oncoming train during fight in Philadelphia


A man in Philadelphia died when he was pushed onto subway tracks and into the path of an oncoming train during a fight with another man Thursday night.

The death occurred blocks away from the University of Pennsylvania at the 34th Street SEPTA station in University City around 4:30 p.m., officials told NBC 10.

Disturbing footage captured the moment the two men argued with each other just steps away from the platform’s edge as the train is heard approaching the station.

A man wearing a dark coat and black hat lands two punches on the victim, sending the latter to fall and tumble over onto the tracks.

Horrified bystanders screamed as the Market-Frankford line train pulled into the station seconds later with the man on the tracks.

The two men are seen arguing near the subway platform’s edge as the train can be heard pulling into the station.
Moments later, the situation becomes violent, with one of the men punching the other twice.

Medical officials pronounced the man dead at the scene.

“Oh my god, I feel so f–king terrible,” one woman shouts on video before police are seen frantically clearing out the scene.

Police confirmed they were reviewing the video as part of their investigation.

The man gets hit in the face and is seen falling backward.
The man is seen falling onto the tracks after being punched.

The victim has yet to be identified.

“We don’t know exactly what took place prior to that to initiate this, but it’s being investigated at this point,” Philadelphia Police Inspector Kpana Massaquoi told NBC10.

Seconds after falling onto the tracks, the train pulls into the station.

A person of interest was later taken into custody at 40th Street Station, Massaquoi said.

Massaquoi told ABC News Philadelphia the department does not currently have any witnesses despite the video showing multiple people around when the man was struck.

Police are asking any witnesses to come forward.

The killing is being investigated as a homicide, according to ABC News Philadelphia.

The death is currently under investigation. NBC Philadelphia
Police are asking any witnesses to come forward who saw the altercation. NBC Philadelphia

SEPTA suspended service on the Market-Frankford Line between 30th and 40th Street Stations for about two hours.

In September, a 66-year-old man was struck and killed by a SEPTA train when he walked on the tracks.

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