SAN DIEGO–Authorities are asking for the public’s assistance to help identify and locate a man wanted in connection with an assault of a train conductor.
On April 6 at 7:25 a.m., an unknown man was observed acting strangely onboard the southbound Coaster from Oceanside to the Santa Fe Train Depot. At the Old Town station, a passenger pressed the train’s emergency button to alert the conductor of the man’s strange behavior. Fearing for the safety of the other passengers the conductor asked the man to disembark the train. The man initially appeared to cooperate with the conductor’s request, but as the conductor turned away from him, the man punched the conductor once in the face causing his glasses to fall off and his nose to bleed. The conductor fell into a pole and used it to steady himself as he was dizzy from the punch. He suffered a mild concussion and numerous lacerations. After the assault on the conductor the suspect ran off of the train.
The suspect is described as a 30 to 35 year‐old white male, approximately six foot tall and weigh approximately 170 pounds. He had dark hair, a light beard and was wearing sunglasses, a black tank top shirt, tan pants, and a blue backpack around his waist.
Anyone with information on this case should call the San Diego Sheriff’s Department at (858) 565‐5200 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580‐8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent via www.sdcrimestoppers.org.