May 19, 2022

Lady assaulted on train as observers sat idle, police say

UPPER DARBY, Pa. AP A lady was assaulted by an outsider on a passenger train in rural Philadelphia within the sight of different riders who a police official said ought to have accomplished something.

Director Timothy Bernhardt of the Upper Darby Police Department said officials were called to the 69th Street terminal around 10 p.m. Wednesday after the attack on the westward train on the Market-Frankford Line.

A representative of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority who was nearby as the train went past called police to report that something wasn’t directly with a lady on board the train, Bernhardt said.

SEPTA police holding up at the following stop discovered the lady and captured a man. The lady was taken to a clinic.

Bernhardt considered the casualty a staggeringly resilient lady who furnished police with a ton of data. She didn’t have the foggiest idea about her aggressor, he said.

She’s recuperating, Bernhardt said. Ideally she will get past this.

The whole scene was caught on reconnaissance video that showed others on the train at that point, Bernhardt said.

There was a many individuals, as I would like to think, that ought to have mediated; someone ought to have accomplished something, Bernhardt said. It addresses where we are in the public arena I mean, who might permit something to that effect to happen? So it’s disturbing.

Fiston Ngoy, 35, has been accused of assault, disturbed profane attack and related counts, as per Delaware County court records. Bernhardt said he is known to both SEPTA and Upper Darby police.

Court records don’t list a safeguard lawyer, and a recorded number for him couldn’t be discovered Saturday.

SEPTA gave an assertion considering it a ghastly criminal demonstration and asking anybody seeing something like this to report it to specialists.

There were others on the train who saw this horrendous demonstration, and it might have been halted sooner if a rider called 911, the authority said.