An early morning fight on Friday resulted in the death of a 34-year-old man who fell down the subway tracks at an Upper West Side station in Manhattan, and the police also arrested a second man in connection with the incident.
The police said that just before 2 a.m., they got a call that a man was being pushed onto the tracks at the station at 96th Street and Broadway. Two officers who were working at the station at the time saw a fight on the platform.
The officers rushed to stop the fight, but the man was already on the southbound tracks and had been hurt in the head, the police said. The police said that he was taken off the tracks and taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead around 11 a.m. His name wasn’t given out right away because his family needed to be told.
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The police said that their investigation was still going on and that they were holding a second man, who was 28 years old. As of Friday afternoon, he had not been charged.
A law enforcement official who was briefed on the investigation said that witnesses told the police that the two men had been arguing on a train going south. A law enforcement official said that the fight started when the older man didn’t like something the younger man was doing on the train.
A 34-year-old man died after being shoved onto subway tracks at a station in New York City’s Upper West Side early Friday morning.
The unidentified victim cracked his head open and later died from his injuries at St. Luke’s Hospital.
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The official said that when the train pulled into the 96th Street station, the argument got physical, and the younger man shoved the older man onto the platform.
A law enforcement official said that when the officers ran from the nearby platform, they saw the younger man push the older man onto the track. The police said it wasn’t clear right away if the two men knew each other.
Police said that they were looking into whether a second man who was in custody had pushed the man onto the tracks. The two police officers who worked at the station saw two people fighting on the platform.
Officers rushed to break up the fight, but the man had already hurt his head and was on the southbound tracks. He was taken off the tracks and taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead around 11 a.m.
The police said that their investigation was still going on and that they were holding a second man, who was 28 years old… Let us know what you think in the section below.