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Gelsenkirchen: Unknown causes chaos at the train station – six people injured

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It was a warm summer evening when a stranger at the main station in Gelsenkirchen suddenly pulled out his pepper spray, injuring six people.

On Wednesday evening (June 22), a traveler reported to the federal police and told about the attack on the station forecourt in Gelsenkirchen. Now the police are looking for the suspect.

Gelsenkirchen: E-scooter driver attacks passers-by at the main station with pepper spray

First, the stranger drove past a group of six with an e-scooter. He came suspiciously close to the group’s dog.


This is the city of Gelsenkirchen:

  • District Buer 1003 first mentioned
  • around 260,000 inhabitants, five districts and 18 districts, eleventh largest city in North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Hometown of FC Schalke 04
  • Landmarks among others: Zoom Erlebniswelt, Science Park Rheinelbe, Sport-Paradies
  • Mayor is Karin Welge (SPD)


When one of the people called after him to watch where he was going, the stranger turned around and came back. However, not without pulling out his pepper spray as he drives past and aiming it in the direction of the group of people.

Gelsenkirchen: Police are looking for a pepper spray attack on the unknown

As soon as the spray escaped from the can, he took to his heels and fled in the direction of Emanuelstrasse at the corner of Wiehagen. After a traveler called the police at 9:20 p.m., the officers rushed to the three women and three men.

They complained of irritation of the eyes, nose and mouth. Fortunately, an ambulance did not have to arrive, an eye wash in the next kiosk was enough.


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After the fact, the police are now asking for information from the population. The crime happened on June 22 at around 9:15 p.m. The suspect is said to have been wearing a white hoodie at the time.

Here you can find out why a woman immediately alerted the police in Gelsenkirchen after looking into someone else’s car. (sj)

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J. A. Allen

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