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A man's body found early Sunday on the subway tracks in Harlem raised questions about whether a token booth clerk and a train operator followed proper procedures, a Transit Authority spokesman said.

"It's a little bit weird," said Termaine Garden, the spokesman. The body, its legs severed, was found at 12:31 a.m. But the man apparently was hit two hours earlier, although neither the operator nor the conductor of that train reported anything, Garden said. A dozen trains went through the station before the body was spotted.

And a man whose friend "disappeared" from the platform at about the same time said he told the token booth clerk, who told him to call 911, he said. Officer Scott Bloch, a police spokesman, said computer logs showed a call at 11:01 p.m.

"If that in fact did happen, that's a serious violation," Garden said. "In a case like that, she should have notified her immediate supervisor and then we could have taken actions."

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