Bill at Jewels in the Jungle mentioned this story in an email he copied me on and it was so disturbing that I wanted to share it here:
A German woman pushed a 19-year-old Angolan man in front of an approaching train in a Berlin station on Sunday in a racist attack, police said.
The man managed to scramble off the track with the help of two passers-by seconds before the train arrived, police said in a statement. The engine driver saw the incident, and operated the emergency brake but said he would not have been able to stop the train in time.
The incident occurred in the Frankfurter Allee local S-Bahn train station in eastern Berlin. The woman first approached the victim and hit him while he was entering the station at 6:55 a.m. on Sunday morning, police said.