A threat with a knife is said to have taken place last Sunday morning in the Essen central station. According to witnesses, a 28-year-old North African man allegedly threatened four women with a knife. At about 1:30 a.m., federal police officers observed on video surveillance monitors how railway security staff overpowered a man. Police officers then went to the crime scene. As it turned out, the Tunisian national is said to have had a fight with four women in the area of the toilet facilities. The 28-year-old is said to have pulled a pocket knife and threatened the four women. Bystanders would have deescalatingly talked to the man, who shortly afterwards was overpowered and disarmed by railway security staff. The four women were not injured by the incident.The federal police provisionally arrested the Tunisian and brought criminal proceedings against him for threatening behaviour.