Who more often with the Deutsche Bahn in North Rhine-Westphalia who is on the move knows that on almost every train journey, especially in the evening hours, there is always that one troublemaker who spoils the journey for all the other passengers.
So also in a regional train in Cologne (NRW). After what a passenger before the eyes of the staff of the German train allowed, even the federal police had to intervene.
Deutsche Bahn in NRW: 24-year-old stands out in the RE5
For many train passengers, the ban on smoking on the train is so self-evident that it is hard to believe that this regulation has only officially existed since 2007.
A 24-year-old apparently didn’t care much about the ban on Saturday evening (September 17) on his train journey between Leverkusen and Cologne.
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Other passengers in the RE5 quickly became aware of the violation and asked the young man to stop smoking.
This was unreasonable and attacked another traveler with blows to the head and neck. Another eyewitness was injured while trying to settle the dispute.
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Around 7 p.m., an eyewitness alerted the federal police. At the main train station in Bonn, the officials managed to arrest the 24-year-old. The aggressor remained stubborn and insulted the emergency services. According to the police, he is said to have refused a voluntary breath alcohol test.
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In the meantime, the video footage should provide more clues. The young man now has to answer for dangerous bodily harm and threats as well as for insulting the emergency services. (neb)