SEPTA police, fire department save man after suicide attempt in Center City subway tunnel

October 5, 2018

Image from video shows man jumping onto track area at the Market-Frankford Line station at 5th Street.

By Staff

The start of the late afternoon commute on SEPTA’s Market-Frankford Line in Center City was suddenly halted Thursday when a man ran into a subway tunnel and then attempted suicide, prompting a frantic rush by emergency responders to save his life.

Shortly after 3:10 p.m., a 35-year-old Conshohocken man was stopped by a transit police officer at the Fifth Street subway stop for alleged fare evasion at the Somerset Station in Kensington, said Transit Police Chief Thomas J. Nestel III.

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