Philadelphia Police Investigating After Woman Knifes Twice at Center City PATCO Station – Greeley Tribune

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia Police are investigating a horrific attack in Center City. A woman was stabbed twice at the Patco High-Speed ​​Line station.


Police say that a 40-year-old woman was stabbed in the head and leg in the concurrent area under 15th and Locust Street after 3.30 am on Saturday. This happened a few feet from the high-speed line fair gates.

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The police report shows that the victim was taken to a regional hospital, where she was treated and stabilized. It is not yet clear whether he has been released or not.

PATCO officials expressed concern over the continued presence of a homeless camp on Monday, telling CBS3 in a statement that they have been in contact with the city for several months and urging them to take action.


“There are some safety concerns because this is something we have addressed on other occasions before. We understand this is a social service issue and as far as the public goes,” said Capt. Edward Cobbs of the Delaware River Port Authority Police Department. As for security, we solve it.

A PATCO statement said the stabbing resulted from a dispute between two people living in that tent.


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Part of PATCO’s statement given to Eyewitness News read, in part, “PATCO management and the police department have been in contact with the City of Philadelphia for several months regarding encampment in this area, expressing our concerns, and taking action against them.” requesting to do so, and offer support. As of 15/16, PATCO’s jurisdiction and control is limited to the Payment Area inside the Fair Gates.”

Julian Fox, familiar with the Concourse area, told CBS3 that he advises people to stay away from it, given his experience.


“It’s dangerous here,” Fox said. “There are no rules. There is no consequence for people doing bad things.”

Philadelphia police have not made an arrest.

“We work in collaboration with the Office of Homeless Services for the City of Philadelphia,” Cobbs said. We work with the Police Department of Philadelphia as well as the Police Department of SEPTA to try to address these concerns as it relates to social issues with homeless and homeless people in those areas.

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Eyewitness News emailed a spokesman for Mayor Jim Kenney requesting a response to PATCO’s concern. They point out “the number of people searching there increases during the colder months.” “We are currently working with our partners to make some material changes,” the spokesperson says.

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