Update: On Monday, police released a surveillance video of the two suspects in the attempted robbery. View it here.
A 57-year-old SEPTA conductor was shot in a hip during an attempted robbery Friday afternoon at a West Mount Airy Regional Rail stop, authorities said.
The conductor, who has 19 years of service but was not publicly identified, was shot around 3:25 p.m. on a platform at the Carpenter station on the Chestnut Hill West Line, said SEPTA’s chief press officer, Andrew Busch.
SEPTA Transit Police took the conductor to Einstein Medical Center. He was in stable condition, Busch said.
Police said the conductor had just stepped off the train when he was approached by two young men wearing gray hoodies. One of the hoodies had “GAP” in black letters.
After one of the men demanded money, the conductor pushed the second man and tried to get back on the train, police said. That’s when he was shot by the first man. Both assailants then ran off.
A witness called 911 and provided first aid to the conductor.
An NBC10 reporter tweeted a photograph taken by a passenger showing the wounded conductor inside a train car being assisted by at least two people while others watched.
Service was temporarily suspended on the Chestnut Hill West line, but resumed shortly before 4:30 p.m.