Doctor saved the life of a man who was stabbed on a train in Brussels: “Perpetrator has a psychiatric past” | Brussels

Doctor saved the life of a man who was stabbed on a train in Brussels: “Perpetrator has a psychiatric past” | Brussels
Doctor saved the life of a man who was stabbed on a train in Brussels: “Perpetrator has a psychiatric past” | Brussels
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On Monday afternoon around 1:05 p.m., a man was stabbed on a train on its way to Eupen. The incident happened between the Brussels Central and Brussels North stations. The victim was injured in the neck and hand and was given first aid by a traveler on site, who also turned out to be a doctor. The victim was taken to hospital by emergency services in life-threatening condition.

The suspect, a 27-year-old man, was immediately arrested by the local Brussels North police at the Brussels North station. “He surrendered immediately. A pocket knife was confiscated by investigators,” said Yasmina Vanoverschelde of the Brussels public prosecutor’s office. “In the meantime, the victim’s life is no longer in danger. He is currently still in hospital and will be incapacitated for work for 14 days.”

The Brussels public prosecutor’s office requested an investigating judge. He decided to arrest the suspect for attempted manslaughter. “The suspect has a psychiatric history. The investigation is continuing and is currently being conducted by the railway police of the federal police,” Vanoverschelde concludes.

The article is in Dutch

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