Metro Station Beekkant was reopened at 20:30. following a very serious assault perpetrated by a Muslim radical.
The Interior Minister Joëlle Milquet responded Friday night to the stabbing suffered by two policemen in the subway station Beekkant, in Molenbeek. It condemns “with firmness ignoble aggression” that occurred Friday night. The Minister “wishes to express his thoughts and his feelings towards police officers injured in the line of duty of securing public transport,” she says in a statement.”Based on the clarifications provided by Justice, the necessary measures continue to be taken at all levels regarding safety.
An attacker been active in the Islamist
Two representatives of law enforcement were stabbed by a madman in Molenbeek, in the subway station Beekkant. The perpetrator is a man of 34 years been active in the Islamist who, by his own admission, has committed its aggression in protest against the policy of the Belgian government against Muslims.
Arriving in Paris by Thalys, he brought with him the documents that were written extracts from the Koran and a newspaper article referring to the woman in niqab controlled last Thursday. After taking his information on the events in recent days in Molenbeek, he took the subway into the town. When the doors opened, he attacked the two young police recruits from behind, shouting “Holy War”. According to our sources, the man was clearly in Belgium for “kill the cop.”
The two victims, a man and a woman aged thirty years, are out of danger. The woman suffered a neck injury and lower back, the man was shot in the neck.
“Our services were currently carrying out a control action to enhance security in public transport and to fight against street gangs,” said Commissioner Johan Berckmans, police north of Brussels. “Four people were detained administratively. Both officers stood by those arrested when another man suddenly pulled a knife and stabbed.”
The man was immediately subdued and arrested. Both officers were taken to hospital, where one of them was always operated.
The assailant was also taken to hospital for a medical examination and then was transferred to the police station to be heard.
We will give you more information on the facts and the movement of subway in the station as soon as possible.