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Man Found Dead on Train Tracks in St. Paul

A man was found Saturday night lying dead on train tracks in St. Paul. The man was apparently run over by a train the same night.
The man, appearing to be in his 30s, was found by a passing Union Pacific train operator at about 10:30 p.m. The train operator reported the body to the train-dispatch center, which then notified authorities.
Police do not so far suspect foul play in the early stages of the investigation.
"It doesn't look like he was hit by the train and knocked on the [adjacent] tracks," Peter Panos, a St. Paul police spokesman, said.
It is common for people to cross these tracks in this area of St. Paul, Panos said.

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