José Melgar, a 32-year-old Red Bank man, was in Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune with a fractured skull and other injuries after he was run over by a train at the borough rail station Sunday night, authorities said Monday morning.
Melgar was reported to have jumped off the platform in front of a northbound train as it was pulling into the station at 9:15 p.m., according to New Jersey Transit spokesman John Durso Jr.
“The train was entering the station, so it was going at a slow rate of speed,” Durso tells redbankgreen.
A nearly two-hour standoff with a man who threatened to jump off the roof of the Two River Theater ended without incident Sunday evening.
The man, whom authorities did not identify, is a 46-year-old Red Bank resident and employee of the Bridge Avenue theater, said Police Captain Darren McConnell.