Man killed after falling between subway cars while defecating; 2nd man stumbles onto tracks at same station

Posted at 5:57 PM, Jan 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-15 22:53:15-05


A man who was defecating between subway cars fell to his death on the tracks in a Harlem station Tuesday, police said.

In a separate incident just 20 minutes earlier at the same Harlem station, a man who was apparently drunk stumbled from the train platform at 4:12 p.m. at the 125th Street Nos. 4, 5, 6 station but was pulled up to safety as the train entered the station.

In the fatal fall, a 31-year-old man was defecating between the fifth and sixth cars of  the local No. 6 train when he fell to his death at 4:31 p.m.

Subway service was shut down for a time as police investigated the unrelated cases.