San Diego police are searching for a person who pushed a man into the side of an oncoming train, killing him in Old Town Saturday morning.
Police received a call just after 6 a.m. about a man injured on the trolley platform at the Old Town Trolley station at 4009 Taylor St.
Once officers arrived at the scene, they found a man with trauma to his upper body on the trolley platform. Unfortunately, the man was pronounced dead at the scene, said SDPD Lt. Andra Brown.
Detectives learned the victim and the suspect had just exited a southbound trolley and were walking on the platform when the suspect pushed the victim into an oncoming train without provocation, Brown said. The victim struck the side of the passing train, causing his injuries.
The man fled the area but is described as 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall with a thin build and was last seen wearing all black clothing.
San Diego Police Homicide detectives were called to the scene and are investigating the incident.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.
Initial reports said that the victim had been pushed in front of the train, when, in fact, he was pushed into the side of the train, sustaining fatal injuries. — Ed.