I doubt the Deutsche Bahn will run a slick ad featuring this pair of culture-enrichers. Yesterday the two mischievous youngsters pushed a man onto the tracks at a Dresden station, and then, as a train approached, prevented him from climbing back up.
Many thanks to Ava Lon for translating this article from Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten:
Federal police are looking for witnesses
Attackers push a man onto the train tracks in Dresden-Zschachwitz, while the S-Bahn train enters
After a nasty attack on a 40-year-old, who was pushed on the tracks at the Dresden-Zschachwitz stop on early Friday morning, the federal police questioned witnesses. The two suspects allegedly kicked their victim’s head onto the track, while the next S-Bahn train had already entered.
March 17, 2017
Dresden. After a nasty attack on a 40-year-old, who was pushed onto the tracks at the Dresden-Zschachwitz stop on early Friday morning, federal police are looking for witnesses. The victim had disembarked from an S-Bahn with his bicycle at around 4:45am and was approached by two men who demanded a light for their cigarettes. The man refused and tried to hurry from the platform to his workplace. The two young men attacked him, a 23-year-old Moroccan and a 27-year-old Libyan.
They tore the bicycle from the Dresden inhabitant and threw it against him, so that he and the two-wheeled vehicle fell onto the tracks one meter lower. Afterwards, they used their feet to prevent the 40-year-old from getting back onto the platform — even as the S-Bahn rolled into the station. It is only thanks to the driver’s alert mind that nothing worse happened. He braked fully and stopped the train a few meters in front of the 40-year-old. The victim got away with only a scare and a hand injury. The two attackers escaped.
The train commander alerted the police, who were able to arrest the two suspects on a subsequent suburban train. Both perpetrators were under the influence of alcohol and were already known to the police. In addition, next to the Libyan they found four ca. 5-cm. pieces of hashish. Both had also used the S-Bahn without buying a ticket.
Thank to witnesses, the police now know that there were other travelers on the platform at the time of the crime. They and the passengers of the S-Bahn from line 1 with the number 31701 from Meissen to Schöna are urgently requested by the Federal Police to call the telephone number 0351/81 50 20 and to communicate their observations.