An 8-year-old boy died after an African migrant deliberately pushed him and his mother onto train tracks in Frankfurt, Germany on Monday morning.
The mother survived and is in shock receiving treatment for injuries.
According to police, the suspect is a 40-year-old male from the Northeast African country of Eritrea and is being held in police custody.
An eight-year-old boy has died after he and his mother were deliberately pushed on to train tracks at Frankfurt’s main railway station, German police have said.
The boy was hit by a high-speed ICE train and killed instantly. His mother was able to roll into a safe gap between two platforms and escaped injury.
The suspect was chased through the station by passengers who tackled him to the ground. Police later confirmed a 40-year-old man had been arrested.
The incident happened at about 10am on Monday on platform seven of the station, which is one of Germany’s busiest. The boy’s mother was being treated for shock, according to a police spokeswoman.
“Passengers witnessed the disaster, and ran after the fleeing man. It was possible to arrest him while he was still in the station,” the spokeswoman said. She added that the man had intended to push a third person on to the track, “but she was able to defend herself”.
Police said the suspect is believed to be from Eritrea. He was being held in police custody on Monday but his possible motive remained unclear. The alleged perpetrator and the victims are not believed to have known each other.
Just last week a 34-year-old woman died after a 28-year-old man who was of Serb Kosovo origin pushed her onto the train tracks in Voerde in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Isn’t Merkel’s open borders, multi-culti policy just grand?