Nurse fears getting HIV after sitting down on seven bloody needles that were placed on train seat


Syringe (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

A young nurse freaked out after sitting down on seven bloody needles that were placed on a train seat, according to police in Austria.

21-year-old Carmen E. of Vienna, said that the syringes were placed on the seat so they would prick the person sitting down on them.


Carmen, who works as a nurse, said that her body was shaking for an entire day after she realized what had happened. After arriving at the Praterstern train station, she immediately called the police to report what happened.

Employees searched the train and found the syringes attached upright between the seat and the backrest. The shaken woman was taken to a hospital, where she was tested for HIV and hepatitis.

The results are due in three weeks. Police called on passengers to be vigilant and check public transportation seats before sitting on them.

So far, no arrests have been made.