Last month we reported on the widespread outrage that spread across Germany after news emerged that a culture-enricher had kicked a young woman down the stairs of a Berlin subway station.
A similar incident occurred in Hamburg on Monday, but this time the victim was an elderly woman. The victim lost her purse during the attack, but fortunately was not badly hurt when she fell.
The Hamburg subway attackers are described as “youths”. Oh, those rowdy young’uns, full of boisterous energy, always up to their mischievous hijinks!
Many thanks to Nash Montana for translating this brief article from the Hamburg public broadcaster NDR:
Youths push 75-year-old woman down the stairs
The Hamburg police are looking for two men who reportedly pushed an elderly woman down the stairs at the subway station Hamburg-Ohlsdorf. The incident happened Monday morning during rush hour when the train station is extremely busy. Afterwards the young men took the senior woman’s purse without any intervention by anyone.
Police spokesperson: “A devious assault”
The woman had just exited the subway and was starting to walk down the stairs when she suddenly was pushed from behind. She lost her balance and fell. She suffered light injuries. A second attacker grabbed her purse when she fell. “This was a most devious attack,” the police spokesman Ulf Wundrack said. If the 75-year-old had not hung onto the stair railing, she might have been injured a lot worse.
Nobody placed an emergency call
The two attackers were around 17 to 18 years old. The search for the offenders includes pictures taken from the subway CCTV. The police are stunned that not a single passerby placed an emergency call, especially since the train station was packed with people.