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PATH Train Safety Concerns

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Early Saturday morning, six teenagers allegedly started beating people up and snatching purses on a PATH train. It occurred on the late train between one and two a.m. from Manhattan to Hoboken.

According to Port Authority Police spokesman Joe Pentangelo, all of the juveniles were working together. The suspects were all from Newark. The six juveniles, ages 15-17 have been charged with gang assault and robbery.

One of the victims, a 21-year-old from Budd Lake, received eight stitches in his lip. Other victims suffered lacerations and bruises.

Some PATH riders have voiced their safety worries. Shondel McPherson said, “There would be homeless people. There would also be, ya know, children, not at the safe age, and there would be rough playing around and stuff. And that’s the only reason why you’d feel unsafe.”

On the other hand, Sorochi Esochagi, another PATH rider, says she has never had a problem on the train. “I take it in the mornings, early in the mornings. I’ve always found it to be good.” She said.

Even though some have no concerns with their safety while riding the PATH trains, in August, three people were shot in an incident at Newport Station in Jersey City. And while there are cops in the station, they do not ride in every car.

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