Monday, 01 February 2021
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.
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.
The Brussels Times