A man was killed after being pushed “onto an oncoming train without provocation,” San Diego police said on Saturday, as a homicide investigation was opened.
“The man struck the side of a passing train, causing his injuries,” the San Diego Police Department said in a new statement. The man suffered an “upper body trauma,” he said, adding that police declared him dead at the scene shortly after 6 a.m. local time (3 a.m. ET) on Saturday morning. .
Detectives learned that the man and the suspect had just exited the southbound streetcar at the town’s Old Town light rail station “and were walking on the platform when the suspect pushed the man onto an oncoming train. , without provocation, ”police said.
“The suspect fled the area on foot,” they added.
The suspect, who has been described as a fair-skinned man measuring 5’7 “to 5’9” with a slim build, was wearing all-black clothing when they fled the scene on foot, police said.
The victim, whose identity has not been released, has been described as “a white man in his sixties”.