Berlin subway attack suspect charged

2017-04-27 09:45
German police made this photograph public in the hope of finding the man who kicked the woman in a Berlin underground station. (AP)

German police made this photograph public in the hope of finding the man who kicked the woman in a Berlin underground station. (AP)

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Berlin - German authorities have charged a 27-year-old caught on camera kicking a woman down a flight of stairs in a Berlin subway station with assault causing serious bodily harm.

The suspect, identified by prosecutors as Swetoslaw S in line with German privacy laws, could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

Police were able to identify the suspect in the October attack after publishing a video in December showing him calmly walking up behind the woman, then kicking her from behind down a flight of stairs. The 26-year-old woman suffered a broken arm and other injuries.

The suspect, a Bulgarian native, fled Germany to stay with relatives in France, the Bild newspaper reported on Wednesday, but returned just before Christmas and was arrested at the capital's long-distance bus station.

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