Police at a train station (symbolic image)
Photo: Uli Deck / picture alliance / dpa
A 31-year-old without a ticket rode on the roof of a regional train in Saxony.
According to the Federal Police, officials at Leipzig Central Station were informed by witnesses that there was a person on the roof of an exiting regional train.
After initial investigations by the federal police, the man was expelled on Tuesday from a train attendant at Leipzig main station because he was not in possession of a valid ticket.
Then he climbed onto the roof.
The officials had the regional train stop at the next stop in Leipzig-Möckern.
The train driver and another train employee contacted the stowaway on the roof of the rear compartment and asked him to come down.
Man is said to have attacked railway employees
According to the federal police, the man reacted angrily and attacked the two verbally and with his fists.
He is then said to have thrown gravel stones at the railroad employees, although he is said to have only hit the rucksack of a railroad employee.
Arriving federal police officers found the man shortly afterwards.
One of the railway employees was injured by the punches and had to be treated by the rescue service.
The 31-year-old is now being investigated for attempted dangerous bodily harm, coercion and trespassing, among other things.
Due to the incident, the route was temporarily closed, so that seven trains were delayed by more than 80 minutes.
The federal police also point out the acute danger to life during the action.
The man went near the 15,000-volt overhead lines of the railway.
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