The assailant came from Afghanistan.
After he refused, police opened fire on him. The wounded man was taken to hospital and operated on, now to his life threatens nothing. Police began two investigations: one into the incident, the second in connection with the actions of the police.
It was later revealed that the assailant was diagnosed with a mental disorder.
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“You can’t talk about the terrorist background of the attacks. We know that he is a refugee from Afghanistan, he previously did not show signs of radicalization, ” – said later the interior Minister of Belgium Jan Jambon.