After initial reports that a man had been struck and killed by a train after a confrontation on a platform at East 125th Street in Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon, the police said that in fact the man had been killed and another was injured in separate episodes near the station.
The man who was killed had been on a train, defecating between two cars, when he fell on the tracks and was struck by the train, said Paul J. Browne, the Police Department’s chief spokesman.
In an unrelated episode, Mr. Browne said, a bloodied man with a broken pelvis emerged from the tracks at the 125th Street station just before the fatal accident. Mr. Browne said the man told investigators that he did not know what had happened to him. The Fire Department said the man was in serious but stable condition at Harlem Hospital Center.
The names of those involved were not immediately released.
Earlier on Tuesday, the police had said that two men had been involved in a fight on the platform that resulted in both tumbling to the tracks. Mr. Browne said Tuesday evening that the initial information provided by the Police Department had been wrong.
Joseph Goldstein contributed reporting.
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