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Stabbing in Brussels station leaves several injured

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A stabbing at Gare de l’Ouest in the Brussels neighbourhood of Sint-Jans-Molenbeek has left several people injured on Monday afternoon.

While many details are still unknown, a man with a knife stabbed multiple people before Brussels West police intervened and arrested him around 3:00 PM, according to initial reports.

“There has been a case of aggression in a metro train on line 2-6, near West Station,” police told Dutch-language outlet BRUZZ.

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The French-language news site RTL Info reported that a witness said they saw that “a woman was bleeding out, and panic struck the entire metro train.”

Railway service was disrupted as a result of the incident.

An investigation by the Federal Railway Police is underway.

Update: The Brussels public prosecutor’s office has confirmed that a suspect has been arrested. The latest information can be found here.

Helen Lyons
The Brussels Times

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