2020 Ghent stabbing

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Template:Use British English Original short description: "Stabbing attack"

Template:Infobox civilian attack On 2 February 2020, a woman with a knife attacked two people, one of whom was stabbed in the stomach, on Bevrijdingslaan in Ghent, Belgium.[1] A police patrol in the vicinity intervened. The attacker was shot through the hand by police who then handcuffed and arrested her. A man was also arrested at the scene and is believed to be involved in the attack. The injured were treated before being taken to hospital. Their conditions were not life-threatening.[1]

On 3 February, the East Flanders parquet announced that the woman had earlier injured two people with a knife in the Ghent suburb of Mariakerke. Around 15:55 local time, a 26-year-old man was stabbed in the Oranjeboomstraat, resulting in life-threatening injuries. Around 16:05, a 37-year-old woman was injured in the Korte Rijakkerstraat. The parquet said it pursues an arrest and prosecution for attempted murder—a possible motive would be a voice in her head that told the suspect to make as many victims as possible.[2]

The 26-year-old suspect's lawyer said she was an adopted child from Haitian origin who landed in institutions after a suicide attempt. On the day of the event, she reportedly rang at her adoptive family's door to ask money for a project she wanted to start. The person who opened the door and who was the first victim stabbed, is her brother.[3]

The attack occurred on the same day as a knife attack in Streatham, London.[4][5][6][7][8][9]Template:Relevance inline


  1. 1.0 1.1 Spillebeen, Wouter; Van Damme, Sabine (2 February 2020). "Bevrijdingslaan afgesloten na schietincident" (in Dutch). HLN (Het Laatste Nieuws). https://www.hln.be/in-de-buurt/gent/politie-opent-vuur-op-vrouw-in-gent-nadat-ze-twee-mensen-aanvalt-met-mes~acc576f8/. Retrieved 2 February 2020. 
  2. Spillebeen, Wouter (3 February 2020). "Messentrekster Bevrijdingslaan maakte in totaal vier slachtoffers" (in Dutch). Het Laatste Nieuws. https://www.hln.be/in-de-buurt/gent/messentrekster-bevrijdingslaan-maakte-in-totaal-vier-slachtoffers~a2531798/. Retrieved 3 February 2020. 
  3. Spillebeen, Wouter (7 February 2020). "Messentrekster blijft aangehouden: "Ze wilde sterven door een politiekogel"" (in Dutch). Het Laatste Nieuws. https://www.hln.be/in-de-buurt/gent/messentrekster-blijft-aangehouden-ze-wilde-sterven-door-een-politiekogel~a6b708a8/. Retrieved 8 February 2020. 
  4. https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/international/europe/1580663336-belgian-police-shoot-suspect-in-stabbing-attack-in-ghent-reports
  5. https://www.thenational.ae/world/europe/belgium-knife-attack-suspect-shot-in-ghent-after-injuring-two-1.973153
  6. https://www.nst.com.my/world/world/2020/02/562050/woman-shot-belgian-police-after-knife-attack
  7. https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/police-shoot-attack-suspect-in-belgium/news-story/5f7affa305acc7eb588e72d5d6b98bdd
  8. https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/london-police-shoot-man-after-terrorist-related-stabbing.768088
  9. https://metro.co.uk/2020/02/02/police-shoot-knifeman-belgium-just-minutes-london-terror-attack-12169611/