Austria: Syrian fare dodger threatened train conductor with murder – “He also shouted ‘Allahu akbar’ and murder again and again.”

Train attendants are often insulted, threatened or even beaten during their duties. This also applies to a conductor on the railway line between Innsbruck and Telfs. She was attacked by a fare dodger and threatened with death. Now the perpetrator is in custody … 
“Since the incident I can no longer move my arm properly, have nightmares and suffer from anxiety disorders”, stated the Austrian Federal Railways employee on Wednesday at the regional court.”I even  complied  with him and would have issued him the ticket for 8 euro also in the train.But suddenly he attacked me”, the train attendant described. The woman suffered, among other things, a laceration of the bursa on her elbow. “He also kept shouting ‘Allahu akbar’ and murder. It is said that the 20-year-old Syrian also showed the gesture of cutting off one’ s neck. The result was a 14-day sick leave. And right after the first night shift the next shock. Again, the accused was sitting in a compartment. “Fortunately, I had security guards with me this time,” said the conductor. After the Syrian was recently sentenced to 4 months probation and 1920 Euro fine for drug trafficking, Judge Andreas Mair imposed an additional sentence of three months. Austrian Federal Railways works council member Thomas Lintner, who assisted the train attendant during the trial, knows that the incident is not an isolated one. “Last week, a conductor was beaten between Landeck and St. Anton.” The “passenger” also attacked the train crew with a 20-centimeter-long pair of scissors.

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