Knife attack in Brussels: 3 injured, suspect arrested

Knife attack in Brussels: 3 injured, suspect arrested

Three people were injured in a knife attack by a person at the Schuman metro station in Brussels. Broadcaster VRT reported that one person is in critical condition.

According to eyewitnesses, the man attacked several people with a knife. Brussels Mayor Philippe Close said on Twitter that the attacker was quickly arrested. “Knife attack on Schuman train station: Collaboration with various federal police services led to swift arrest of perpetrator.”

Metro traffic at the station was stopped.

This image shows police holding a man at gunpoint:

The man was known to the police but was not on the wanted list. He may have mental problems, VRT writes.

Schuman metro station is located in the Berlaymont building, the main building of the European Commission.

The station was closed by the police and the metro services were temporarily suspended:

Source: NOS