On Saturday, the 25th of April, the driver of an InterCity Express (ICE) train reported that his train had run over several concrete slabs. The train could have easily derailed as a result, only by luck it did not happen and nobody was injured. The police arrested a largely confessing Syrian migrant, who is now under investigation for attempted murder.
The Syrian suspect, who according to the police has already confessed to most of the crime, had laid several concrete slabs on the tracks of the 5830 railway line near Osterhofen (in the Lower Bavarian district of Deggendorf) between 3 and 4 p.m.
After a few days, on Tuesday, April 29, the Passau federal police were able to determine the identity of the accused and arrest him in co-operation with the Deggendorf criminal police. He is a migrant of Syrian nationality. The young man is now under investigation for attempted murder in a crime unit with dangerous interference in rail traffic.