Photos: Amtrak Train 188 Derails In Philadelphia; 5 Killed, 65 Injured

Emergency personnel work the scene of a train wreck, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Philadelphia. An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and crashed in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek)
Emergency personnel work the scene of a train wreck, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Philadelphia. An Amtrak train headed to New York City derailed and crashed in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek)

An Amtrak train headed to New York City from Washington, D.C. derailed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania killing at least five people shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday.

It was a very bad accident where all the seven cars of Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 derailed and came off the tracks near the 2000 block of Wheatsheaf Lane.

The incident happened in an area known as Frankford Junction.

65 people were reportedly hurt and six of them are in critical condition.

Victims were taken to Temple University Hospital, Aria Health-Frankford, Hahnemann University Hospital and the Albert Einstein Medical Center.

AP reported that, “Mayor Michael Nutter, who confirmed the deaths, said the scene was horrific and not all the more than 240 people on the train had been accounted for”.

The mayor said the incident was a”Level 3 mass casualty event”.

It was reported that the train was carrying 238 passengers and 5 crew members.

NBC reported that, “the incident required a 4-alarm response, including 120 firefighters and 200 police officers”.

The Amtrak train service between New York City and Philadelphia was suspended after the crash.

Police Named Pennsylvania Stabbing Suspect

A still image from video footage courtesy WPXI-TV shows stabbing suspect Alex Hribal dressed in a hospital gown after his arraignment with Sheriff’s deputies in Export, Pennsylvania April 9, 2014. REUTERS/WPXI-TV

Police announced the name of the 16 year old suspect that  stabbed 22 people at the Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pennsylvania as Alex Hribal.

Please click here for: 22 Injured In Pennsylvania School Stabbing

Captain Rob Liermann of the Murrysville Police Department said that Alex Hribal was taken into police custody.

Hribal faces four counts of attempted homicide, 21 counts of aggravated assault, and was ordered to face a preliminary hearing in seven to ten days.

He was described by a classmate as a quiet boy who kept to himself.

An FBI agent enters the family home of a suspect after a series of knife attacks at at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pennsylvania April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
An FBI agent enters the family home of a suspect after a series of knife attacks at at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pennsylvania April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

22 Injured In Pennsylvania School Stabbing

A woman walks onto the campus of the Franklin Regional School District where several people were stabbed at Franklin Regional High School on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Murrysville, Pa., near Pittsburgh. The suspect, a male student, was taken into custody and being questioned. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
A woman walks onto the campus of the Franklin Regional School District where several people were stabbed at Franklin Regional High School on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Murrysville, Pa., near Pittsburgh. The suspect, a male student, was taken into custody and being questioned. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

After U.S. recorded cases and cases of mass shootings in schools, 22 people were injured in a mass stabbing at the Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, 20 miles east of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Some victims were in critical condition and four victims were taken to hospitals by medical helicopters.  

The incident started at around 7:13 a.m. (11:13 GMT) on Wednesday when a 16-year-old student went on a stabbing rampage in the school hallways using two “straight knives” of about 8 to 10 inches before he was tackled by assistant principal Sam King.

The attacker stabbed victims in the torso and slashing their arms and faces.

A student, Nate Scimio  pulled the fire alarm to warn others.

Tom Seefeld, chief of police in Murrysville, Pennsylvania said that the unidentified sophomore attacker is now in police custody.

Westmoreland County District Attorney, John Peck told a news conference that the suspect would likely be charged as an adult, possibly with aggravated assault and attempted murder, and then his name would then be released.

Police and the FBI were searching the suspect’s home, situated at the end of a quiet cul de sac.

Emergency vehicles are seen outside of Franklin Regional High School after reports of stabbing injuries in Murrysville, Pennsylvania April 9, 2014, in this still taken from video courtesy of WPXI. (REUTERS/WPXI/Handout via Reuters)
Emergency vehicles are seen outside of Franklin Regional High School after reports of stabbing injuries in Murrysville, Pennsylvania April 9, 2014, in this still taken from video courtesy of WPXI. (REUTERS/WPXI/Handout via Reuters)

Gunman Killed 3 People In Pennsylvania

Local law enforcement block off road along Rt. 22 near the Canoe Creek State Park, Pa. while investigating a shooting, Dec. 21, 2012. (J.D. Cavrich/Altoona Mirror/AP)
Local law enforcement block off road along Rt. 22 near the Canoe Creek State Park, Pa. while investigating a shooting, Dec. 21, 2012. (J.D. Cavrich/Altoona Mirror/AP)

In the United States of America, mass shooting is no longer a surprise because this year there had been too many mass shootings; and at least three in December alone.

And about a week after the Connecticut’s mass shooting, there was another shooting in a different state which killed at least 4 people including the gunman.

A woman was shot at Juniata Valley Gospel Church, one man was shot at a residence, and the other man was shot at a crash site where the gunman used his truck and crashed the victim’s vehicle.

Three policemen were injured when they were shot by a gunman before he was killed during an exchange of gunfire near Canoe Creek State Park in Pennsylvania.

Authorities did not release the names of the victims or the shooter, though they did say the man lived in Blair County.

The shooting began in Frankstown Township, in central Pennsylvania, at about 9 a.m., and investigators were processing five crime scenes within about a 1.5-mile radius, authorities said at a news briefing Friday afternoon as reported by AP.

Police identified the five crime scenes as the church; a home and ground around the home; a crash site where another victim was killed; the point in the road where the gunman opened fire on the troopers; and where the final encounter occurred after the truck collided with the police cruiser.

This is a ‘man made disaster’!

Something that is not right and the American government must do something to solve this problem now.

May be it is because in the United States people can own guns freely.

People are fighting for human rights and there is too much freedom that some people may think that it is their rights to not obey the laws.

It is a good thing that the gunman did not attack a school like what happened at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14.

Twenty children and six teachers were killed before the gunman shot himself at the school.

He killed his mother at their house earlier in the morning.

I am very sad and sorry for all the victims, their families and friends.

A Late April Snowstorm In U.S. Northeast – Photos

Ice and snow coat tulips, a result of a blast of snow and wind, along Milestrip Road in Orchard Park, New York April 23, 2012. A late-April snowstorm struck a wide area of the U.S. Northeast on Monday, raising the threat of downed trees and hazardous roads and causing scattered power outages in several states. REUTERS/Doug Benz

It is already spring but it snows again in western Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia and western New York.

I think the REUTERS’s photo of the ice and snow coated tulips is very, very beautiful.

It reminded me of the beautiful AP’s photos of the freezing weather in Florida on January 7, 2010 >>> please click here.

Ice and snow coats a tulips, a result of a blast of snow and wind, along Milestrip Road in Orchard Park, New York April 23, 2012. REUTERS/Doug Benz
A blast of snow and wind hits Court Street in downtown Buffalo, New York April 23, 2012. REUTERS/Doug Benz
Birds perch on a branch during a spring snowstorm in Pembroke, N.Y., Monday, April 23, 2012. A spring nor'easter packing soaking rain and high winds churned up the Northeast Monday morning, unleashing a burst of winter and up to a foot of snow in higher elevations inland, closing some schools and sparking concerns of power outages. (AP Photo/David Duprey)
Don Buckley takes his dog Gracie for a walk during a spring snowstorm in Akron, N.Y., Monday, April 23, 2012. A spring nor'easter dumped up to six inches of snow east of Lake Ontario on Monday, and parts of western New York could see more than a foot of snow before the late-season storm moves on. (AP Photo/David Duprey)
A flowering Dog wood tree in Johnstown, Pa., is covered by a fresh blanket of snow, Monday, April 23, 2012. (AP Photo/The Tribune-Democrat, Todd Berkey)
Snow blankets the trees and a road in Jackson Township, Pa., Monday, April 23, 2012. (AP Photo/The Tribune-Democrat, Arlene Johns)
Michael Stilson of Windber, Pa., shovels wet-heavy snow along Graham Ave. in Windber, Somerset County, Monday, April 23, 2012. (AP Photo/The Tribune-Democrat, Todd Berkey)