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    A man found dead on the Falconplein: 6 arrests

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    A violent fight on the Falconplein in Antwerp, which took place during the night of Friday and Saturday, ended in the death of a 23 year old man. He was from Eastern Europe. He was stabbed in the heart, and died at the scene. The police have arrested 6 suspects, who are currently being questioned. We do not know the circumstances leading up to the tragedy, the Antwerp Prosecutor’s office has said.

    The fight took place a little before 3am, near Verversrui and the Falconplein in Antwerp. Two intervention teams from the local Antwerp police found the lifeless body of a 23 year old man from Eastern Europe. He had been stabbed in the heart, and died at the scene.

    Three men suspected of being involved have been arrested. They were injured and had blood on them. One of them had fired a weapon. A fourth man was arrested a few minutes on the Belgiëlei. He had been stabbed. He was taken to hospital, but his life was not at risk. The police laboratory intervened to test them. 

    Maria Novak (Source: Belga)