SEPTA cops help cashier having heart attack

Two SEPTA transit officers came to the aid of a SEPTA cashier this morning who had a heart attack at the Frankford Transportation Center, a SEPTA spokeswoman said.

Around 7:30 a.m., the two officers responded to a radio call for a cashier who was having heart issues at the transportation center, located at Bridge Street and Frankford Avenue in Frankford.

The cops performed CPR on the male cashier and used an automated external defibrillator on him until paramedics arrived, said Heather Redfern, SEPTA spokeswoman. 

The cashier was then transported to Aria Health's Frankford campus. Redfern did not immediately know his condition.

SEPTA Transit Police Chief Thomas J. Nestel III Tweeted out his pride this morning:

"Transit officers discovered cashier who had a heart attack and initiated CPR," Nestel wrote. "Paramedics reported that officers saved cashier's life!"

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