10 January 2022: Dusseldorf, Germany

The parents of a baby in Germany were left on the platform as the train sped away this past Sunday. The parents “watched in horror” according to bystanders as the train left with their child on board. The father placed the child, 11 months old, in a stroller on the train but stood on the platform while waiting for his wife to join them. The doors closed suddenly, and the train began to leave Duesseldorf station. The family was eventually reunited, police said Monday. The parents grabbed a taxi to try and catch the train at its next stop, however passengers alerted the conductor about the baby and the train returned to Duesseldorf. The parents eventually returned to the Duesseldorf station and “the baby was handed back into the care of its grateful parents,” a police statement said.