A mere 8-year-old boy has been brutally killed after he and his mother were pushed in front of a moving train.
An eight-year-old boy has died after he and his mother were 'pushed' in front of an incoming high-speed train at
Frankfurt's main station, shortly before 10 this morning. Pictured: Police run onto the tracks following the attack
An eight-year-old boy was killed after being hit by a train when a man pushed him and his mother onto the tracks, around 10am today in Germany.
Witnesses at Frankfurt's main station saw a man dressed in dark clothing push the child and his mother, 40, in front of a high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) train, travelling from Dusseldorf the Munich.
A 40-year-old man has been arrested.
The mother was able to save herself, by rolling into the narrow gap between tracks.
She has been taken to hospital and is being questioned.
A police spokesman said there appears to be no connection between the victim and suspect.
Police told BILD
: 'The mother was barely able to save herself. Passersby watched the attack and ran after the fleeing man, of African descent. He was arrested in the station'.
They added he attempted an attack a third person.
Several witnesses saw a suspect dressed in dark clothes pushing the child, local media reports.
Commuters at the station 'howled' after seeing the child fall to his death, as police, fire brigades, 16 ambulances and a helicopter arrived at the busy station in Germany's financial capital.
Several witnesses needed medical treatment after seeing the death, hessenschau.de reported, and a conductor, who saw the incident from a train, shouted.
The station was 'full of children' a witness told the publication.
The suspect was dressed in black trouser and an olive T-shirt.
Four of the busy stations tracks were closed following the attack, causing delays for dozens of commuters.
The ICE train he was hit by travel at speeds of up to 186mph (300kmph).