Man Found Dead on Upper East Side 6 Train Tracks

By Jess Wisloski on September 22, 2013 1:40pm 

 A man was found on the northbound tracks early Sunday morning, cops said.
A man was found on the northbound tracks early Sunday morning, cops said.
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MANHATTAN — A middle-aged man was found dead on the tracks of a northbound 6 train early Sunday on the Upper East Side, police said. 

The victim, 48, was lying on the tracks at 3:28 a.m. and unresponsive when police and rescuers responding to an emergency call arrived, police said.

EMS rescuers declared the man dead at the scene, police said.

MTA workers and police at the station Sunday said they were not aware of exactly what had happened, and none had been working with the discovery was made.

Police did not believe there was any foul play involved, but said an investigation into the man's death was ongoing.

An MTA official said the agency did not have any information as to whether the man had been hit by a train or died of natural causes. "It's under investigation," said Kevin Ortiz, an MTA spokesman.

The identity of the man had not been released immediately, pending family notification, police said.

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