A SEPTA trolley operator was stabbed in the face following an altercation with a transgender woman on the 102 trolley early Friday, according to police.
The stabbing happened just after midnight at Woodlawn and MacDade Boulevard in Collingdale, Delaware County.
The operator told police that the woman gets off the trolley without paying quite often. He said that on Friday, he informed the woman that she had to pay and the woman began yelling and then stabbed him in the face.
The suspect took off on foot after the stabbing, police said.
Nearby law enforcement agencies were called in and the woman was apprehended in the parking lot of a nearby school.
The suspect is charged with Simple and Aggravated Assault and other related offenses.
The trolley operator was transported to Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital where he was treated for a puncture wound.