Man Accused of Pushing Boy Under German Train Was Wanted by Swiss
Madeline Chambers, Paul Carrel, and John Revill , U.S. News, July 30, 2019
A 40-year-old Eritrean refugee accused of killing an eight-year-old boy by pushing him under a train in Frankfurt was wanted by police in Switzerland, where he was being treated for psychological problems, authorities said on Tuesday.
In Monday’s incident, which horrified Germany, the man first pushed the boy’s mother onto the track but she rolled away. He then shoved the boy under an oncoming train before trying to push a 78-year-old woman, who fell over on the platform, Germany’s federal police chief Dieter Roman said.
On Thursday, he had also brandished a knife at a female neighbor in Switzerland and threatened to kill her, before fleeing, Romann said.
If convicted he would face a life sentence.