The San Diego Police are trying to locate the man who pushed another into an oncoming freight train in Old Town on Saturday morning.
Authorities responded to the incident just after 6:15 a.m. at the Old Town Transit Center train platform. Officers found a man in his 60's with trauma to his upper body when they arrived at the scene, and pronounced him dead, according to SDPD Lt. Andra Brown.
Upon exiting a southbound trolley, the victim and a man were walking on the train platform. The victim was pushed into an oncoming train by the man without provocation, according to Brown.
Authorities say all of the victim’s injuries were caused by being struck by the side of the passing train. The assailant fled the area on foot. He 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.
Police have not released the identity of the victim.
The tracks were close to the Blue and Green Line trolleys, as well as the northbound Coaster train.
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