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A man suspected of a deadly attack on Frankfurt's main train station is a married man and a married man, a spokeswoman for the city's public prosecutor, Nadia Nissen, said Tuesday (30 July 2019). "He said he traveled to Frankfurt on a train from Basel a few days ago," she said, adding that he was not known to police in Germany before the incident.

According to prosecutors, the 40-year-old suspect, who killed an 8-year-old boy after being pushed in front of a mobile train at the station, is now before the investigating judge.

According to the data, the suspect has not made any statements about the incident so far, while the German authorities are still looking for the motive behind the crime.

Refugees in Switzerland

Meanwhile, the Swiss police said on the social networking site "Twitter" today that the suspect, who holds Eritrean nationality, was living in the canton of Zurich, and obtained in Switzerland a residence permit granted to foreigners who lived in the country for 5 or 10 years.

According to the Swiss Refugee Agency, access to this permit means that the right to reside in the country is unrestricted.

The police arrested the suspect after he and his mother and a third man were pushed in the same way under the wheels of an Intercity Express train, the fastest train of the Deutsche Bahn (Deutsche Bahn), to the station. The child was fatally wounded. While his mother survived, while the third victim managed to secure himself and not fall on the iron road.

The man then fled after he was followed by passers-by and police arrested him outside the station.

Police said the mother of the child managed to save herself when she fell on a corridor between two railway lines and the public prosecutor in Frankfurt is investigating the case as a felony and is currently analyzing video footage.

WB / HZ (dpa, bd)

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