Arrest Made in SEPTA Hatchet Assault Case: Attempted Murder Suspect in Custody

A man wanted for attempted murder in 2023 was arrested on Sunday (February 25, 2024) following accusations of assault in the SEPTA concourse under 8th & Market Streets.

Rogers allegedly attacked the victim, striking him many times with a hatchet and kicking him in the face.

The victim suffered lacerations and bruises and was immediately taken to Jefferson University Hospital for treatment.

SEPTA Police Respond Quickly to Victims’ Calls

According to SEPTA officials, at approximately 1:18 a.m. on Sunday, two SEPTA police officers responded to 8th and Market to meet a man who claimed to have been assaulted by another man on the concourse near the Broad-Ridge Spur of the subway.

Arrest Made in SEPTA Hatchet Assault Case Attempted Murder Suspect in Custody

SEPTA police responded to this information by spotting a man matching the description on the street level and apprehending him right away.

Suspect Identified as Wanted Man With Previous Charges

During interrogation, the detained suspect was recognized as Kenneth Rogers, who had an active warrant issued by the Philadelphia Police.

Rogers is charged with attempted murder in relation to a previous incident from 2023.

His arrest in the present assault case highlights the seriousness of his criminal record and law enforcement’s continuous efforts to safeguard public safety.

Have a look at the tweet for further details:

The arrest of Kenneth Rogers demonstrates the effectiveness of law enforcement teamwork and timely response in dealing with acts of violence in public places.

SEPTA officials appreciate their officers’ prompt action and reassure the public of their commitment to ensuring security and order throughout the transit system.

Rogers now faces more charges coming from the assault event, emphasizing the necessity of keeping people accountable for their actions.

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