Boy, 8, dies in Germany after being pushed onto train tracks

Published June 30, 2020, 4:06 PM

by manilabulletin_admin

By the Associated Press

FRANKFURT, Germany — An 8-year-old boy was run over by a train and killed at Frankfurt’s main station on Monday after a man pushed him and his mother onto the tracks, German police said.

Firefighters and Police officers stay next to an ICE high-speed train at the main station in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, July 29, 2019. (Frank Rumpenhorst / dpa via AP / MANILA BULLETIN)
Firefighters and Police officers stay next to an ICE high-speed train at the main station in Frankfurt, Germany, Monday, July 29, 2019. (Frank Rumpenhorst / dpa via AP / MANILA BULLETIN)

The boy was killed as a high-speed ICE train was pulling into the station, one of Germany’s busiest. Police said the mother was able to escape but the boy was hit and run over by the train and suffered fatal injuries, police spokeswoman Isabell Neumann said.

The 40-year-old suspect fled the scene with passers-by in pursuit and was arrested near the station, police said. He was being questioned and there was no immediate information on his possible motive.

Neumann said there appeared to be no connection between the suspect and the victims.

The boy’s mother was taken to a hospital and also was being questioned. There was no immediate information on her injuries.

 
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