A young man deliberately pushed a woman onto the metro tracks on Friday around 7:45 p.m. in Rogier station in Brussels, according to information received in the evening by the Belga press agency. The spokesperson for STIB An Van hamme confirms that a person was found on the tracks, but that it was able to be brought up to the platform quickly. The Brussels public prosecutor’s office is not yet in a position to communicate on this case.
“The driver braked when he saw the person on the tracks and stopped in time“, explained An Van Hamme. “The driver reacted very well, but he is still in shock and so is the person.“. The victim would not a priori be injured, but this remains to be confirmed.
According to the information communicated to Belga, the author, a young man a priori an adult, pushed the woman in the back while a metro was approaching. He then ran away. The subway driver made an emergency brake. He did not hit the victim. Passengers then descended on the tracks to reassemble it on the platform.
Metro traffic was interrupted between Elisabeth and Arts-Lois stations until 8:15 p.m.