Man pushed into oncoming freight train at San Diego Old Town station

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These two articles seem to differ in whether it started with an argument.

 
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Interesting differences in reporting.
The victim struck the side of the passing train vs pushed into the path of an oncoming freight train
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the victim was fighting on a train platform with another man who shoved him onto the tracks vs pushed the victim into an oncoming train, apparently without provocation
 

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Interesting differences in reporting.
The victim struck the side of the passing train vs pushed into the path of an oncoming freight train
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the victim was fighting on a train platform with another man who shoved him onto the tracks vs pushed the victim into an oncoming train, apparently without provocation
It's really bizarre because the AP article claims that it got the story about the argument from the San Diego Union-Tribune article.
 

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It's really bizarre because the AP article claims that it got the story about the argument from the San Diego Union-Tribune article.
The AP might have based it on an earlier version of the story, with the U-T updating theirs when new information came to light.
 

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The AP might have based it on an earlier version of the story, with the U-T updating theirs when new information came to light.
And in fact the U-T says at the bottom of the story:

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12:36 p.m. Jan. 1, 2022:
This story has been updated with details of the circumstances leading up to the incident and how the assailant fled.
 

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Maybe the San Diego UT removed that part of the article after their legal team warned them it was opening them up for legal issues?
It's really bizarre because the AP article claims that it got the story about the argument from the San Diego Union-Tribune article.
 

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The AP might have based it on an earlier version of the story, with the U-T updating theirs when new information came to light.
Looking at other true crime cases often there is a disconnect in understanding between a streetwise witness and a college educated reporter. After the police interview potential witnesses the reporter may request updates or corrections, at which time the police can often do a better job of translating slang into more formal English.

Maybe the San Diego UT removed that part of the article after their legal team warned them it was opening them up for legal issues?
What legal issues? I saw no personally identifiable information about the victim or suspect and nothing in either report looked legally risky to me. If you want an example of negligent reporting that resulted in actual legal problems I recommend the Dominion lawsuits.

 
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