Drunk Passenger Demands High-Speed Train Slow Down

German man said he had to 'save the passengers'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 18, 2019 12:28 AM CDT
Drunk Passenger Demands High-Speed Train Slow Down
A Deutsche Bahn train drives along the new fast railway track between Munich and Berlin in Erfurt, Germany.   (Martin Schutt/dpa via AP)

German police say a drunken man with a fire extinguisher smashed his way into the driver's cab of a high-speed train running from Frankfurt to Paris and demanded that the driver slow down. Federal police said the ICE train operated by Germany's Deutsche Bahn stopped near Frankfurt after the incident Sunday morning. The 30-year-old man was arrested and faces an investigation into dangerous interference in rail traffic, among other things. Police say the man took a fire extinguisher off the wall, smashed a glass door separating the cab from the passenger compartment, and told the shocked driver the train was going much too fast and he had to save the passengers, the AP reports. No passengers were hurt, but the train was taken out of service. (More Germany stories.)

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