After the attack at the train station: death of people tacitly taken

In four weeks, the process begins, of the terrible Events on the Morning of the 29. July 2019 in the Frankfurt main train station to recycle. According to the i

After the attack at the train station: death of people tacitly taken

In four weeks, the process begins, of the terrible Events on the Morning of the 29. July 2019 in the Frankfurt main train station to recycle. According to the investigation, the 41-year-old Habte A. came across an eight-year-old boy and his mother on the Track, on the straight an ICE import. The mother was able to roll to the side, the Boy was run over and fatally injured. An elderly woman who wanted to A. encounter, according to the investigators also in front of the train, was able to escape, but was injured considerably. In an open letter to the attorney for the family criticized now, exactly a year after the terrible fact, both the investigation as well as the fact that the Events still there are no consequences for more security at train stations pulled were.

Helmut Swan

head of the Regional section of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

F. A. Z.

Habte A. is not expected to be punished. According to a preliminary report, the Eritreans, the father of three children was, at the time of the offence because of a schizophrenic illness, not criminally. Before the court of assizes chamber of the Frankfurt regional court, it is therefore a question of whether he needs to be taught in a psychiatric institution. While the public Prosecutor's office sees the act as a homicide, has given the court the note, they could also be used as a more insidious murder rating.

For the view that he had taken advantage of the Arg - and defencelessness of the victims, speaks a lot. Habte A. had, as reported by witnesses and seen on video recordings was, that Morning, behind a pillar on Track hidden and then suddenly on the woman and her son fell. "Since the tragic loss of our little son and brother for us, it's not good, in the past few months, the memory and sadness for our little Leo was in the foreground only", - quotes the lawyer Ulrich Warncke from a Letter from the family. It seemed to have affected the family deeply, how many, even complete Strangers, have expressed their sympathy in letters, gifts, donations.

face recognition is not yet Mature

As the lawyer explains further, practicing members of the criticism of the cooperation between the German and the Swiss investigators. A. was lost in his country of Refuge, Switzerland in psychiatric treatment, as he is apparently a year ago, the self-control. He attacked his family and neighbours and then on the way to Frankfurt. The Swiss police went only internally to A. in the case of an entry check, he would not be noticed therefore. In Frankfurt he spent, apparently, two days on the road, marriage on 29. July at platform 7 at the Central station people indiscriminately attacked.

The railway police and the railway have increased their representation in the Frankfurt Central station the strip. In addition, the number of video cameras has increased to around 300. Systems that recognize faces or eye-catching people to track, were not yet matured to the point that they could be used, it is called.

improve the security in

promised a year Ago, under the impression of the gray did in Frankfurt, adhere to Federal interior Minister Horst Seehofer and the transport Department competent colleague Andreas Scheuer (both CSU), to increase very soon, the security at railway stations, especially as a few days earlier, a similar horrific incident in the North Rhine-had occurred Westphalian Voerde. It was formed a working group, the implementation of the improvement proposals, however, continue to wait. The conversation was also to impede access to the tracks, possibly even with barriers or bars. The development and testing of these ideas was delayed as a result of the Corona-crisis, it says.

Updated Date: 28 July 2020, 14:20

You need to login to comment.

Please register or login.

RELATED NEWS