Woman pushed in front of train at Copenhagen train station

Woman pushed in front of train at Copenhagen train station
Valby station in Copenhagen. Photo: Hunter Desportes/Flickr.
Police in Copenhagen arrested a man after two women were attacked at Valby train station on Monday evening.

The 34-year-old man will spend three weeks in custody after allegedly pushing a woman in front of an approaching S-train on July 12th at about 10:30pm, a Frederiksberg judge has ruled. 

The man, who appeared mentally unstable, according to Copenhagen police spokesman Kenneth Jensen, began screaming while two women, ages 19 and 29, stood nearby. Officials say the man first struck the 19-year-old woman before hitting the 29-year-old and shoving her onto the rails just as the S-train was arriving at the station. 

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The 29-year-old was knocked unconscious when she hit the tracks, police say, but the train was able to throw the emergency brake in time to avoid a collision. 

The women were taken to the hospital and the 29-year-old was admitted, but both have escaped serious injury, Jensen told the Danish newspaper Berlingske. 

Police were unable to establish motive for the attack on Tuesday morning. 

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