Knife fight leaves six people wounded in Brussels: suspect conditionally discharged
Monday, 20 October 2014
A knife fight, which occurred last Saturday, at around 4:20a.m. in front of the Havana Café, in rue de l’Epée, in Brussels, left six people injured, reports Belgian newspaper La Dernière Heure. On Sunday morning, the Brussels public prosecutor’s office declined to comment on the facts. A 22-year-old man was indicted for assault and battery leading to disability, and for possession of a prohibited weapon, said his lawyer, Mr Thibaut Colin. He was conditionally released on Saturday.
Out of the six people who suffered knife injuries, one was taken to the Saint-Jean hospital for treatment for back injuries. He was then in a critical condition, but is now off the danger list. The other five were taken to St. Pierre Hospital for treatment for arm and thigh injuries.
According to his lawyer, the accused testified that he had acted in self-defence and that the knife was not even his.
He does not have a criminal record.
According to initial reports, the dispute concerned a former girlfriend.