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SEPTA Resumes Broad Street Line Subway Service in South Philadelphia After Deadly Incident

Deadly incident at Tasker-Morris Station leads to shuttle busing for hours

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    Riders on SEPTA's Broad Street Line subway boarded shuttle buses Wednesday morning as Philadelphia Police investigated a death on the tracks at Tasker-Morris Station.

    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017)

    SEPTA shuttled passengers along its Broad Street Line in South Philadelphia during the busy Wednesday morning commute as police investigated a suspected suicide.

    A large emergency responder presence could be seen at the Tasker-Morris Station around 7:10 a.m.

    A person being struck at the Tasker-Morris Station caused SEPTA to suspend service in both directions from Walnut-Locust to AT&T Stations, SEPTA spokeswoman Heather Redfern said.

    SEPTA shuttled passengers between the stations as police investigated and told passengers to expect delays and overcrowding. The agency also warned bus passengers that there could be gaps in service on routes due to buses being rerouted to shuttle BSL passengers.

    By 10:15, police continued to investigate as SEPTA resumed service to all stations except Tasker-Morris. The Tasker-Morris Station reopened around 10:45 a.m.

    The death appeared to be a suicide, Philadelphia Police said.


    SUICIDE PREVENTION HELP: The National Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-8255) is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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