At least 2 babies stabbed in Dendermonde, Belgium
Three people were stabbed in a creche in Sint-Gilles-bij-Dendermonde in Belgium, in the province of East-Flanders. Among them two young babies. Another 10 people got injured, among them 8 young children.
The killer has been arrested, but no motivation was given. Police helicopters and officers on the ground searched for the assailant, who was caught and arrested while fleeing on a bicycle, reports SKYNEWS.
He had visited centres for the disabled earlier in the day, according to local reports. It is now confirmed that he is a patient in a psychiatric institution.
Around 10 a.m. the man arrived at the day-care centre, where he got in with the excuse of having 'a question'. He entered a room with young babies, aged 0 to 3 years, and there he started stabbing around. Staff-members tried to stop him, but he attacked them as well. In total, ten persons were injured, three were killed.
"All the injured are being looked after, those not injured have been taken to a special care centre," said Piet Buys, the town's mayor.
"They are in shock and need psychological support. We're not sure who the perpetrator is but witnesses say he just went wild," he said.
The news that a third child had passed away, was incorrect, according to a spokesman of the hospital in Dendermonde, AZ Sint-Blasius.
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