Date: Tuesday, 30 July 2019
The forty-year-old man who, according to the police, pushed a mother and her eight-year-old son to the train in Frankfurt, killing the boy, was sought by the Swiss police for an incident of violence. That was announced on Tuesday during a press conference by the authorities.
The man, who comes from Eritrea and has been living in Switzerland since 2006, is said to have threatened a neighbor with a knife. According to the police, he also tried to strangle her, writes Die Welt .
It is not known with what motive the deed was performed. The man was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Since this year he has been treated by a psychiatrist. That is why he is looking at his psychological state, reports the police.
The man was known as "a textbook example of good integration". He has a wife and three children and was a member of a Christian Orthodox faith community.
The Eritrean is said to have pushed a forty-year-old woman and her son on Monday. The woman could roll away in time, but was too late to help her son. Another traveler, a 78-year-old woman, is said to have almost been pushed. She only sustained an injury to her shoulder.
The suspect knew none of the victims. He could be arrested because witnesses followed him during his escape attempt.
Many people have seen the incident happen. For them, help has arrived on site, as well as for the driver of the train that ran over the boy.
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