Two charged for assaulting train employees

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Two men were in police custody on Sunday suspected of protecting a female passenger. The men, aged 20 and 30, are accused of first harassing a woman at the Rijssen station and on the train to Almelo, then attacking the train conductor that assisted the women once in Almelo, Overijssel.

A second train worker stepped in and was also struck before the suspects fled the scene. Both railway workers were transported to the hospital.

Two men matching the suspects' description were spotted by a patrol unit at about 12:30 a.m. in nearby Nijverdal, the police stated. They will remain in custody while the investigation continues, police said.

The 20-year-old resides in Schiedam, Zuid Holland, while the older accomplice is from Rijssen, Overijssel.

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