Two suspects arrested for stabbing 17-year-old in Saint-Gilles

Two suspects arrested for stabbing 17-year-old in Saint-Gilles
Place Morichar in Saint-Gilles. Credit: The Brussels Times

Two people who were questioned by the police following a stabbing in the Brussels municipality of Saint-Gilles on Monday have been placed under arrest by the investigating judge.

The two have been charged with attempted murder, announced the Brussels Public Prosecutor's Office on Thursday.

"Two suspects were interrogated and heard by the investigating judge," a spokesperson said in a press release. "The two suspects were placed under arrest."

The stabbing took place on Monday afternoon around 14:30 near the intersection of the Louis Morichar square and the Rue de la Rhétorique. For an unknown reason, a confrontation between two groups.

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During the ensuing fight, a young man (17) sustained several knife wounds, including in the chest area. When the police arrived at the scene, they found the victim severely injured on the ground and gave him first aid.

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When he was transferred to the hospital, his life was in danger but his condition has stabilised by now, reports Belga News Agency.

According to Brussels South (Anderlecht/Saint-Gilles/Forest) police zone, two people were brought to the station for questioning the same evening. On Tuesday, however, the Public Prosecutor announced that there were three suspects, but no one had been arrested.

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