Jewish man reportedly wounded in Antwerp stabbing

Motives yet unknown behind attack in Belgian city, according to local news reports.

November 15, 2014 15:55
Scheldt river

The Scheldt river is seen in Antwerp, Belgium.. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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A Jewish man was stabbed in the neck Saturday morning in Antwerp, according to initial reports.

The man reportedly suffered serious wounds but his condition was not life-threatening.

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Police have arrested one suspect while the motives behind the incident were yet unknown, according to Belgium's VTM Nieuws.

Initial reports identified the victim as a rabbi, who was attacked while walking under a railway bridge near the second largest Belgian city's Jewish quarter when a passerby attacked him with a knife.

In May, a gunman opened fired in the Jewish museum in Belgium, killing four people including two Israelis.

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