Brussels metro and buses halted after inspector killed

April 8, 2012 03:45


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BRUSSELS - Bus, tram and metro drivers in Brussels walked out in protest on Saturday and vowed not to return to work until Tuesday after one of their colleagues was beaten to death.

The victim, an inspector with the STIB public transport service, had been called to investigate a minor collision between a bus and a car early on Saturday when he was attacked.

The inspector, described by Belgian media as a 56-year-old man of Albanian origin who had worked for the STIB for 29 years, died of head injuries later in the day, prompting colleagues to cancel all services in the Belgian capital.

Belgian media said the suspected assailant was arrested on Saturday afternoon.

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