There was an attempted murder in Philippeville on Friday afternoon. A 67 year old man went to his ex-partner’s house with a large butcher’s knife and tried to kill her, the Namur Prosecutor’s office has said.
The victim fought back and managed to call the emergency services for help. She was injured and taken to hospital, but her injuries are not life-threatening. The attack appears to be an act of vengeance after the former couple separated. However, the suspect is also in hospital and still has to be questioned. Experts have examined the scene to gather evidence.
The Namur Prosecutor’s office has sent the case to an investigating judge. The suspect is being charged with attempted murder.
Jason Bennett (Source: Belga)