Defiant transit customer arrested

March 23, 2009 7:43:02 PM PDT
Septa officials say shortly after 8:00 pm, a transit officer spotted a man smoking on the platform at 15th and Market Streets.

The officer asked the man to put out the cigarette and that's when the man ran away. Police pursued him and apprehended him as he got to 16th and Market.

That's where police discovered the man was toting a handgun. No word yet where he was heading or coming from.

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