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    Alleged thief charged for attempted murder of policeman

    The suspect of an armed robbery perpetrated in Woluwe-Saint-Pierre on Wednesday morning, who later injured a policeman by lashing at his throat with scissors at the Crainhem metro station at approximately 11:45am, has been charged for both offenses, attempted armed robbery with violence and vehicle, and attempted murder, revealed the Brussels prosecutor on Thursday. The manager of a clothes shop was threatened with a sharp object. A description of the perpetrator of the armed robbery was broadcast, and 2 patrolling policemen recognised a man fitting the description at the Crainhem metro station. The suspect took out a pair of scissors and injured a policeman in the neck as he was arrested.

    The victim was taken to hospital but his condition is not considered critical. The offender was immediately arrested on Wednesday.

    Lars Andersen (Source: Belga)