Weekend News Briefs 6/3 – 6/5

Friday — A water main break early Friday evening rerouted traffic from the busy Bustleton Avenue/Red Lion Road intersection. A 12-inch main burst around 7:30 p.m. The Philadelphia Water Department said only three customers lost service. Repairs began Saturday.

On Friday, West Frankford Town Watch shared a crime bulletin from the Special Victims Unit of the Philadelphia Police Department. The preliminary report says a teenager was approached by a strange male around 8 a.m. Thursday morning on the 5900-block of Saul Street: “14-year-old female reports that while walking to school, an unknown male in a car called to her ‘do you want to hang out?’ She said no and then he drove off.” The offender is described as a white male between 30 and 40 years of age with dark hair. He was driving a light silver four-door car.

Saturday — Police believe the man who died Saturday afternoon after being hit by a train near Torresdale Station committed suicide. The white male died just before 2 p.m. after being struck minutes earlier near Grant Avenue by a train en route to New York. No one aboard the train was injured.

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