Friday, August 22, 2014
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Man killed after jumping in front of a SEPTA train

A man in his 20s was killed when he jumped in front of a moving SEPTA train in Philadelphia's East Falls section early Monday morning, police said.

The man was struck at about 6 a.m. by the outbound Manayunk-Norristown Rail line between Indian Queen Lane and Scotts Lane, officials said. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

There were 46 people on the train when the incident occurred but there were no other injuries, SEPTA officials said. The rail passengers were taken by shuttle bus to their stations. Full service resumed at 10:30 a.m.

- Vernon Clark

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