Train passenger stabbed in Brussels (Brussels)

Train passenger stabbed in Brussels (Brussels)
Train passenger stabbed in Brussels (Brussels)

A man was stabbed on Sunday afternoon on the train between Brussels Central and Brussels North. His life was in danger for a while. The perpetrator, according to witnesses a confused man, has been arrested.

The incident is said to have happened at just after 1 p.m. on the train from Eupen to Ostend. Between the Brussels Central and Brussels North stops, a man attacked another traveler with a knife.

The victim suffered life-threatening injuries. The suspected perpetrator was arrested. Witnesses described him as a ‘confused man’.

“In the meantime, the investigation is in the hands of the federal railway police,” says Jana Verdegem of the federal police.

According to Verdegem, the victim was taken to hospital in critical condition, but the danger to life has now passed. “There is no clarity yet about the motive behind the facts,” it said.

The NMBS confirms that the security service Securail and the local police had to intervene at the Brussels North station for an incident on the train. All passengers had to leave the train.

The Brussels public prosecutor’s office has not yet communicated.

The article is in Dutch


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