Man arrested after blows to ticket-taker on Lausanne-Geneva train
Thief who grabbed suitcase at Cornavin arrested
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – A 32-year-old man threw several punches at a ticket-taker on the train from Lausanne to Geneva early Sunday night 14 October, according to Geneva police, was turned over to the public prosecutor’s office in Geneva and charged with aggression. He was asleep when the head conductor on the train asked for his ticket, and the man, who lives in Renens, said he didn’t have a valid one. When the ticket agent handed him a fine the man jumped up and punched the conductor.
He later claimed the fine was thrown at him and he was slapped on the forehead
An alcohol test showed his drink level to be 3.77/1,000 (by comparison, the legal level for driving in Switzerland is 0.5 per 1,000).
In another incident involving Cornavin station in Geneva a taxi driver’s quick work allowed a stolen suitcase to be recovered and returned to its owner. At about 16:00 Sunday police received a call saying a taxi driver was following a man who had stolen a suitcase from someone waiting in the taxi rank at the station. Police caught up with the thief and arrested him; the suitcase was returned to its owner, who explained that the thief pointed out a spot on his jacket. While he was taking it off he took his eyes off his bags for a moment, then noticed right afterwards that it was missing.