Authorities Monday released the name of a 68-year-old man who was killed on New Year's Day by an unidentified assailant who pushed him into side of an oncoming train at Old Town Transit Center, killing him.
Martin Andara of Santee had just gotten off a southbound trolley at the Taylor Street depot about 6:15 a.m. Saturday when another man who had exited at the same time shoved him without provocation and then fled on foot, according to the San Diego Police Department.
The victim fell into the side of a passing train, suffering fatal injuries, SDPD Lt. Andra Brown said. He died at the scene.
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The killer was described as a thin, light-skinned, roughly 5-foot-8- inch man in his 20s, dressed in dark-colored pants and a black hooded jacket.
Initial reports said that the victim had been pushed in front of the train, when, in fact, he was pushed into the side of the train, sustaining fatal injuries. — Ed.