Stuttgart, Germany : In a joint press release, the Stuttgart public prosecutor and the Reutlingen police headquarters announced that a 23-year-old Nigerian national was arrested on Friday and charged with assault and attempted manslaughter with dangerous bodily injury for trying to push a 27-year-old woman on the train station in Wendlingen in front of an arriving S-Bahn.
For no apparent reason, the 23-year-old is said to have become aggressive at seven o’clock on the platform to people waiting there, according to the findings to date.
After taunting several women and finally becoming aggressive toward a 20-year-old woman, the 27-year-old stepped in and tried to calm the man down.
The suspect is then said to have turned to the woman and beat her up. Afterwards, he grabbed his victim by the hair and pulled her to the edge of the platform, with the intention to push the woman in front of a train entering at that moment on the track. The act could be prevented by several men who were also waiting on the platform. They overpowered the 23-year-old and restrained him until law enforcement arrived.
The two women were only slightly injured in the attacks.
The accused was presented on Friday afternoon with the request of the Stuttgart Public Prosecutor’s Office on the issue of a warrant to the competent judge.
The Criminal Police Directorate Esslingen asks further witnesses, who can give relevant information about this incident, to call under the telephone number 0711/39900 or the investigating police officer, IPO, Frank Natterer, Phone: 07121 / 942-1103.
As at the time of going to press, the police have not disclosed the name of the Nigerian national or that of any of his alleged victims