FRANKFURT - A 40-year-old Eritrean man pushed an eight-year-old boy in front of an oncoming train at Frankfurt’s main train station in Germany on Monday, killing him, police said.
The man also pushed the boy’s mother but she survived. Police were unaware of any connection between the man and the victims and his motive was unclear, a police spokeswoman said.
“Unfortunately, the eight-year-old boy was run over by the ICE. He suffered fatal injuries,” she added. “The man concerned ... fled the station after the crime. Passers-by took up the chase and the man was detained near the station.”
Several platforms at Frankfurt station, a major rail hub in Germany, were closed after the incident.