An eight-year-old boy has died after he and his mother were ‘pushed’ in front of an incoming high-speed train at Frankfurt’s main station, shortly before 10 this morning.
Witnesses saw a man dressed in dark clothing push the child and his mother, 40, in front of a InterCity Express (ICE) train, travelling from Dusseldorf the Munich.
A 40-year-old man has been arrested as police and police have launched a probe to discover he is the perpetrator.
The mother saw able to save herself, by pulling herself onto the track.
An eight-year-old boy has died after he and his mother were ‘pushed’ in front of an incoming high-speed train at Frankfurt’s main station, shortly before 10 this morning. Pictured: Police run onto the tracks following the attack
A police spokesman told German paper BILD: ‘The child has died, it is an eight-year-old boy.
‘A 40-year-old man was arrested. The boy and his mother were pushed in front of the approaching train.
‘The mother was barely able to save herself. Passersby watched the misfortune, ran after the fleeing man. He was arrested in the station’.
Several witnesses saw a suspect dressed in dark clothes pushing the child, local media reports.
Witnesses saw a man dressed in dark clothing push the child and his mother. The mother saw able to save herself, police say. The train is believed to remain on the track after the child was run over (pictured)
A general view of Frankfurt central station after a child on the tracks was run over
Commuters at the station ‘howled’ after seeing the child fall to his death, as police, fire brigades, 16 ambulances and a helicopter arrived at the busy station in Germany’s financial capital.
Several witnesses needed medical treatment after seeing the death, hessenschau.de reported, and a conductor, who saw the incident from a train, shouted.
The station was ‘full of children’ a witness told the publication.
Several witnesses saw the attack at the busy station in Germany’s financial captial
The suspect was dressed in black trouser and an olive T-shirt.
Four of the busy stations tracks were closed following the attack, causing delays for dozens of commuters.
The ICE train he was hit by travel at speeds of up to 186mph (300kmph).