• The suspect and the elderly victim got off the same trolley together
  • Attacker fled the scene after pushing the victim to his death
  • Cops have surveillance footage of the attack to track down the suspect

California Police are on the lookout for a suspect who reportedly pushed an elderly man in his 60s in front of an oncoming train at the Old Town trolley station in San Diego on New Year's Day.

Around 6:15 a.m. on Jan. 1, trolley security called the cops to inform them that they found a injured man on the platform at the station off Taylor Street near Pacific Highway, San Diego Police Department said in a news release, according to Times of San Diego.

Responding officers found the victim with apparent trauma to his upper body on the trolley platform. He was pronounced dead at 6:23 a.m., stated Lieutenant Andra Brown of the San Diego Police Department.

The victim had exited a southbound trolley with the male suspect just moments before he was pushed into an oncoming train's path. He reportedly struck the side of the passing train which resulted in the man sustaining grave injuries, per NBC San Diego.

“While it is still early in the investigation,” the attack seems to have occured “without provocation,” said investigating authorities.

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The deceased man was identified but his name is being withheld, added the cops. Meanwhile, the suspect has been described as a "light-skinned" man with a thin build between 5 ft., 7 in., and 5 ft., 9 in., tall and wearing black clothing.

After pushing the man, the suspect got on a trolley and left the area, according to the cops; they intend to track down the suspect using a surveillance video of the attack.

Train services were shut down during the investigation but it was back to normal by 12:30 p.m., according to North County Transit.

“We’re very hopeful that we will have a resolution to this case,” Brown said. “Anyone with information, we ask that they call the San Diego Police Department or Crime Stoppers. They can remain anonymous if they wish.”

Anyone with a lead that can help track down the suspect can reach the SDPD Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 and Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.