Police: Apparent Suicide at Radnor Train Station

There was no threat to public safety, a police official said.

Updated 11:22 a.m. A man with an Upper Merion address left a note before shooting himself in a car in the Radnor Train Station parking lot around 7 a.m. Thursday morning, police tell Radnor Patch.

Around 7:08 a.m. Thursday morning Radnor Police received a report of a male shot in a vehicle. A few minutes later when police responded to the Matson Ford Road parking lot of the Radnor Train Station it was discovered that an apparent suicide had taken place, said Superintendent William Colarulo.

“There was no danger to anybody,” he said.

Family members of the victim are being notified, Colarulo said.

Radnor School District issued a lockdown upon hearing reports of a gun fired, reports Main Line Media News.

Read the newspaper's full story here.

Radnor Patch will post updates as more information becomes available.

John Dallas Bowers September 20, 2012 at 02:45 PM
"Detritus10000" left the comment below on the Main Line Media News site; I endorse the suggested edit: A person shoots himself or herself. A person does not shoot "them self" or "themselves." Let's rewrite: Radnor Police have confirmed an apparent suicide at Radnor Train Station on Thursday morning. The subject of investigation apparently used a firearm in a vehicle parked at the train station.
Annonymous September 20, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Someone lost a loved one, not an appropriate time to play grammar police.
Gail Stoddard September 20, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Seriously, what is wrong with people?
Mildred Roberts September 20, 2012 at 09:59 PM
Before we pass judgement on the reporter, let's wait for the release of the suicide note. That text may have much more egregious writing errors to correct. However, those mistakes may have been exacerbated because of stress.
PConVos September 21, 2012 at 02:19 AM
I am sure you meant to write "several more" rather than "much more". I think we should all consider letting our lawns go to meadow and start raising free-roaming chickens and pigs in our yards. That ought to give our uptight neighbors something other than grammar to get all huffy about.
Mildred Roberts September 21, 2012 at 04:58 AM
...much more egregious...than simply the "themselves" error. Thanks for your effort.
PConVos September 21, 2012 at 11:03 AM
Just goes to show you, if you give people the benefit of the doubt, they return the favor.
jim September 22, 2012 at 09:39 PM
the suicide not will reveal a lot about the employer who caused this
The Swell Guy September 24, 2012 at 10:23 AM
One can only hope that the note left behind will at least give his family the knowledge of what drove him to such a desperate act; and while it will not comfort, at least his family will not have to simultaneously struggle with the big unanswered question of WHY in their mourning. How tragically sad.
Pamela September 25, 2012 at 03:20 PM
They didn't take the short bus to school?


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