Man arrested after stabbing on train between Brussels Central and Brussels North

Man arrested after stabbing on train between Brussels Central and Brussels North
Man arrested after stabbing on train between Brussels Central and Brussels North
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For an unknown reason, the man attacked a passenger on the train between the Brussels Central and Brussels North stations on Monday afternoon. The victim was seriously injured in the neck and was given first aid by a fellow passenger who turned out to be a doctor.

The man was eventually taken to hospital in critical condition, but is now out of danger. “He is still in the hospital and is incapacitated for work for fourteen days,” says Yasmina Vanoverschelde of the Brussels public prosecutor’s office.

The suspect was arrested by the local police upon arrival of the train at Brussels North station. “It concerns a 27-year-old man,” said Vanoverschelde. “He surrendered immediately. The police were also able to confiscate his pocket knife.”

According to the public prosecutor’s office, the man has a psychiatric past. The twenty-something was brought before the investigating judge, who decided to arrest the man on suspicion of attempted manslaughter. “The investigation is continuing and is being conducted by the Railway Police,” the public prosecutor’s office said.

The article is in Dutch

Belgium

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