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Police close on man who kicked woman down Berlin subway stairs

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Police close on man who kicked woman down Berlin subway stairs

<p>German police are questioning a man who is believed to have been part of a group filmed attacking a woman in a Berlin subway station.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="de"><p lang="de" dir="ltr">1/2 Im Fall des Fußtritts vom U-Bhf Hermannstr. wurde heute ein mutmaßlicher Begleiter des Tatverdächtigen identifiziert.</p>— Polizei Berlin (@polizeiberlin) <a href="https://twitter.com/polizeiberlin/status/808322237665345536">12. Dezember 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>The unprovoked attack, which occurred in October, sparked outrage after the <a href="http://www.euronews.com/2016/12/11/watch-horrific-attack-on-the-berlin-metro">authorities released <span class="caps">CCTV</span> images</a> on Thursday showing the woman falling down stairs after being kicked in the back. A number of campaigns have sprung up offering a reward for information about the men involved.</p> <iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fpermalink.php%3Fstory_fbid%3D1464513066907207%26id%3D253087361383123%26substory_index%3D0&width=500" width="500" height="645" style="border:none;overflow:hidden" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowTransparency="true"></iframe> <p>The man who is assisting police is said to be from eastern Europe, and is not thought to have been the attacker himself.</p> <p>Police have denied reports that the 26-year-old woman was targetted because she was wearing a veil. In fact she simply had her hood up. She suffered a broken arm.</p>