Saturday, March 25, 2006


A man was stabbed on the El yesterday, reportedly by 4 males. The incident occured last night at around 19:00 as the eastbound train pulled into Spring Garden station. The suspects fled the station after stabbing the victim twice in the ribs. Serivce was delayed as PPD East Detectives were called in to secure the train as a crime scene.

On a related note, Inky reporter Stephanie L Arnold must not be from around here. According to her article in today's editions, there are a couple of errors:

A 25-year-old man was stabbed twice in the ribs on the El last night at the Girard Street stop, according to police.

Police said the man, whose name was not released, was attacked about 7 p.m. by several men. The victim was taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. Witnesses said the attackers ran from the station.

SEPTA police held the train until East Detectives could respond to investigate. Inquirer

For starters, I've never heard of Girard Street - I have heard of Girard Avenue. Secondly, there were other reports from other reliable sources that place the incident at Spring Garden rather than Girard.

In any case, there hadn't been too many violent incidents on the system lately, but that's the way it goes... Perhaps we were due...