wuppertal - A 23-year-old man picked up a strange child at a station in the German town of Wuppertal and then jumped for an arriving train. Because he lay down flat with the child between the rails, the five-year-old boy was only slightly injured and the man remained unharmed.
The driver of the vehicle made an emergency stop but could not prevent the train from driving a few meters over the child and the man. Eyewitnesses then grabbed the man and handed him over to the alarmed police.
The child belonged to a family with two more children waiting for the train on the platform. The motive of the man is not clear. The family was cared for by spiritual caretakers.