April 23, 2012: A Bucks County man who police tell NBC10 is a murder suspect in New York, jumped in front of a train in Jenkintown, Pa., ending a search and lockdown at Jenkintown schools.
The man who jumped in front of a SEPTA train this morning, ending a police chase and school lockdown in Jenkintown, Montgomery County, Pa., has been identified as 33-year-old Thomas W. Borden from Bucks County.
We are working to find out more about the Borden's background.
What we've learned from police and police sources at this point in the day is that Borden is from Warminster, Bucks County. He was a suspect in a murder in New York State. Montgomery Township police spotted Borden on Route 309 this morning. This was shortly after 10 a.m. They pursued him. He drove into the Jenkintown area and ditched his car at Greenwood and Florence Streets, which is near the elementary school. At that point, schools were put on lockdown as a precaution.
Police continued to chase him on foot and that's when the suspect jumped in front of a SEPTA train coming down the tracks between the Noble and Jenkintown stations. Borden survived the initial impact but died at Abington Memorial Hospital.
The lockdown was lifted around 10:50 a.m.
NBC10's Deanna Durante and Lu Ann Cahn are both working this story at the scene and in the neighborhood.
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