Sword wielding woman arrested in front of police station in Saint-Gilles
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    Sword wielding woman arrested in front of police station in Saint-Gilles

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    A woman wielding a sword was arrested on Wednesday evening in front of a police station in Saint-Gilles.

    The incident took place on Wednesday at around 12:10 PM in front of the police station located on Antoine Bréart Street in Saint-Gilles.

    “A person got out of a vehicle. She brandished a sword and pretended to cut his throat,”  Kathleen Calie, spokesperson for the Brussels South police told Bx1.

    The woman was detained by police, but did not hurt anyone, reports Sudinfo.

    It is understood that the woman was someone with a mental illness. A procedure is underway to have her seen by a psychiatrist, both outlets report.

    The Brussels Times

    Correction: This story has been updated to correct that the person arrested was a woman