One or more unknown perpetrators have laid several concrete slabs on tracks in Bavaria. An ICE drove across the plates at Osterhofen in Lower Bavaria on Saturday afternoon, as the Federal Police announced on Monday.
“Fortunately, the train didn’t derail,” said a spokesman. Nobody got hurt. According to the Bavarian radio the train partially pushed the concrete pieces aside and was able to stay on the tracks. The opposite direction was not affected, a spokesman for the federal police told the BR. The concrete parts were therefore cable duct covers.
The railway was closed for more than an hour on Saturday afternoon. The amount of damage to the train is not yet known. The federal police in Passau has now launched an investigation into a dangerous interference in rail traffic and is looking for witnesses. According to the information, a darkly dressed cyclist was seen at the time of the crime. He should also report as a witness.
Witnesses who can provide information on the perpetrators are requested to report to the federal police in Passau on 0851 / 756350-0 or any other police station.