Boy, 8, killed after being pushed onto tracks into path of high-speed train

A young boy has been killed after him and his mum were pushed into the path of a high-speed train at a station in Frankfurt, Germany.

The mother was pushed first by a man at one of Germany’s busiest stations just as the train was pulling in.

The boy, eight, was unable to get out of the way in time and was hit and run over, suffering fatal injuries.

The suspect then apparently tried unsuccessfully to push a third person onto the track, police said.

The suspect, 40, was chased out of the station by witnesses before he we was arrested a nearby.

He was being questioned and there was no immediate information on his possible motive.

Police spokeswoman Isabell 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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