Knife attack near EU Brussels headquarters leaves three wounded
The attacker of the Brussels Schuman metro station, who was known to the police, has been apprehended.
A knife attack at 6:00 pm local time on Monday in a Brussels metro station near the European Union headquarters, left three people injured.
According to Brussels Mayor Philippe Close, the attacker was arrested quickly at the Schuman metro station due to the quick police response time.
Attaque au couteau dans la station Schuman: La collaboration avec les différents services de police fédéraux et de @zpz_polbru a permis l’arrestation rapide de l’auteur.— Philippe Close (@PhilippeClose) January 30, 2023
A person close to the investigation revealed that the attacker was known to the police for "psychiatric problems".
Police said one of the injured was in "critical condition".
An AFP journalist at the site said a woman told people not to enter the station, saying there was a man inside armed with a knife as police rushed in.
Traffic was interrupted on the line.
Read more: EU parliament chief to disclose reforms amid graft scandal