Police: Man threw woman on subway tracks in Philly

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 18, 2013 at 10:44 am •  Published: January 18, 2013
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SEPTA police chief Thomas Nestel called the decision not to release the description of the jacket earlier "very, very difficult," but said police thought it was their best chance to catch the suspect and didn't want him to take it off.

"That was our best lead," Nestel said Friday. "That was the most likely item that was going to help us solve this."

Philadelphia police identified the suspect as William Clark, 37, of Philadelphia; he faces charges of aggravated assault, theft and related counts.

Clark was arraigned overnight and is being held on $2 million bail.

Clark was arrested around 2:30 p.m. Thursday at a plaza near City Hall, authorities said. A SEPTA officer identified him because he was wearing the same jacket, Nestel said, which was visible under another jacket. He resisted but was arrested and the victim's cellphone was recovered, police said.

It doesn't appear the suspect knew the victim and investigators believe he may have mental health issues, Nestel said. It wasn't immediately known if he had an attorney.



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