The Eritrean man accused of murdering a young boy at a German train station had previously been included in a Swiss brochure as an example of successful integration.
Habte Araya, 40, was pictured in 2017 by the Swiss employment office that found him a job and gave an interview in which he said that he liked & almost everything about Switzerland & # 39 ;.
& # 39; When I first came, communication was difficult due to the language. But that is no longer the case. I like that everyone is helped here, whether they are rich or poor, & he said at the time.
He praised the Swiss education system and said: & I want a better and easier life for my children than I do. & # 39;
According to the brochure, the employment office helped him find a job as a mechanic for the Zurich transport authority, where he said he hoped to work for 25 years.
Since then, however, his life seems to be unraveled because the Swiss police said he was on the run last week following a separate violence incident.
Habte Araya, 40, was portrayed by a Swiss employment agency who found him a job and gave an interview in which he said that he liked & almost everything about Switzerland & # 39;
Araya (photo on the right) was once announced as an example of successful integration, but his life seems to have been unraveled ever since
Officers were called to an address south of Zurich, on Thursday after the man locked his wife and children together with a neighbor in their apartment.
He had also threatened his neighbor verbally and with a knife, police said.
In Zurich, police officer Bruno Keller said that an investigation & # 39; no evidence of radicalization or ideological motive & # 39; before the man's actions.
The married father of three had also undergone psychiatric treatment this year, according to the authorities in the Swiss canton of Zurich.
Those psychological problems had kept him from work since January.
He is now confronted with allegations of murder and tried to murder the attack on Monday that shocked Germany and left behind witnesses in need of trauma advice.
The eight-year-old boy was killed on Monday when a high-speed train entered Frankfurt's central station, one of the busiest in Germany.
Araya is said to have pushed the boy's mother onto the track at Frankfurt's main station and tried to do the same for a 78-year-old woman.
The mother, 40, was able to roll down the tracks at the last minute to avoid the upcoming ICE train that killed her son.
Araya faces murder allegations and attempted murder over Monday's attack, which has shocked Germany and left witnesses in need of trauma counseling
Araya (photo) reportedly also pushed the boy's mother on the track at Frankfurt Central Station, and tried to fail to do the same with a 78-year-old woman
& # 39; While the mother could roll off after the fall and move between two tracks on a narrow footpath, her child was caught by the oncoming train and died of his injuries on the spot & # 39 ;, a prosecutor statement said from Frankfurt.
The suspect ran across a platform and over tracks, but was followed by passers-by, including an out-of-service officer, and two blocks from the station overpowered by the police.
Citizens have laid flower wreaths, candles and hugs at the scene of the murder and a memorial service was planned at the station in the evening.
German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer stopped his summer vacation to meet the heads of major security agencies in Berlin.
Prosecutors said that the man in custody had not yet spoken about a motive and the police said there seemed to be no connection between the suspect and the victims.
Police and on-site emergency services on Monday after a high-speed ICE train hit and killed a young child at the busy Frankfurt central station
The German federal police chief Dieter Romann said that the suspect was not mentioned in the European police databases as desired and could freely cross borders.
There are no indications that he was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to prosecutors.
If formally charged, tried and then found guilty, he would face a probable life sentence, they said.
Employees of the Swiss workers' office where he worked as a construction engineer, Araya described in local media as & # 39; reserved and a bit shy & # 39 ;.
He was described as a hard worker, not someone who talks and wastes time and they said he & # 39; trustworthy & # 39; used to be.
Araya arrived in Switzerland in 2006 and applied for German status to be granted asylum status in 2008.
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