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Twitter leads to arrest of man on SEPTA train

Posted on September 8, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — CBS Philly reported that a suspected drug user was arrested on a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) train eight minutes after a passenger tweeted he saw the passenger injecting drugs.

The quick arrest was the result of SEPTA’s Police Chief Thomas Nestel’s frequent use of Twitter. Chief Nestel, who said that Twitter has become part of the police forces arsenal, was able to get basic information to officers who intercepted the train and the suspect. For the full story, click here.

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