An 8-year-old boy was killed on Monday when a man pushed him and his mother into the path of an oncoming train at Frankfurt’s main train station.
A spokeswoman for the police said that a suspect had been taken into custody, and the case was being investigated as a homicide.
Witnesses said a man pushed the boy and his mother off platform 7, the police added.
The 40-year-old woman was able to save herself and avoid the oncoming high-speed regional train, but her son suffered fatal injuries.
The main suspect initially fled the scene, but was apprehended outside the station with the help of passers-by.
The spokeswoman said that “massive police operation” ensued at the train station.
Several tracks were closed for several hours, leading to delays and cancellations.
Less than two weeks ago, a 34-year-old mother was shoved off the platform and onto the tracks at a train station in Voerde, in the western state of North Rhine Westphalia.
She was killed by an oncoming regional train.
The 28-year-old suspect is said to have silently approached the woman from behind and pushed her onto the tracks.
He is currently in provisional custody on suspicion of murder and has not commented on the accusations against him. (dpa/NAN)