Sunday, August 2, 2015

Man caught with butcher knives, BB guns on subway train

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A man has been taken into custody after allegedly riding a SEPTA subway train while carrying several BB guns and butcher knives.

SEPTA spokeswoman Heather Redfern said a female passenger reported that a man with a gun was riding a northbound Broad Street Line train at about 10 p.m. Monday.

SEPTA police were dispatched and officers began watching the situation on surveillance video. The man got off the train at 15th and Market streets and was seen walking northbound on 15th Street.

He was apprehended at 15th and Arch streets, Redfern said. At the time, she said, he was carrying four loaded BB guns and three large butcher knives.

The man, whose name was not immediately available, is expected to be charged with carrying a prohibited offensive weapon.

He was taken into custody without incident.


Contact Emily Babay at 215-854-2153 or ebabay@philly.com. Follow @emilybabay on Twitter.

Contact the Breaking News Desk at 215-854-2443 or BreakingNewsDesk@philly.com. Follow @phillynews on Twitter.

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