Man Sought in Attack of Train Conductor

Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a man who sucker-punched a train conductor on board a train from Oceanside to downtown San Diego.

Deputies said the situation happened at about 7:30 a.m. April, when the man started acting strangely on the southbound Coaster bound for the Santa Fe Train Depot in downtown San Diego.

A passenger pressed the train’s emergency button, alerting the conductor to the man’s bizarre behavior.

The conductor then asked the man to get off the train. As the conductor was turned away from the suspect, that’s when he punched the conductor, causing his glasses to fall off and his nose to bleed, deputies said.

Deputies said the suspect then ran off the train.

The conductor suffered a mild concussion and numerous lacerations suffered after falling into a pole, deputies said.

The suspect is described as between 30 and 35 years old, white, about 6 feet tall and weighing about 170 pounds.

He had dark hair, a light beard and was wearing glasses, a black tank top shirt, tan pants and a blue backpack around his waist.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspect. Anyone with information should call 858-565-2000 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477.

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