With an ambitious, but unsuccessful action, a man in Weiterstadt in the district of Darmstadt-Dieburg has caused a train cancellation lasting several hours. With a chainsaw, he cut down a tree in his garden. But the trunk crashed unplanned into a nearby overhead line of the railway and destroyed it. As a spokesman for the Federal Police announced on Monday, a fire had developed due to the sparks that had arisen.

According to the police, 40 firefighters moved out after the incident on Sunday. The route between Wiesbaden and Aschaffenburg had to be closed for a few hours. According to the information, the man was intoxicated.