$6,000 reward offered in commuter train conductor shooting

SEPTA regional rail train. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

SEPTA regional rail train. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

SEPTA and a citizens’ crime commission have announced a $6,000 reward for information in the shooting of a conductor on a commuter train platform last week.

The transportation authority said the train was stopped Friday afternoon at a station in the Mount Airy neighborhood when a gunman opened fire during an attempted robbery, hitting the 57-year-old conductor at least once in the back of the thigh. The 19-year SEPTA employee was later reported in stable condition at a hospital.

Transit police released surveillance images of two suspects Monday, with Chief Thomas Nestel calling them “SEPTA’s most wanted people.” The transit agency is putting up $5,000 for the reward and the crime commission has added $1,000.

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