A suspect of stabbing that took place on 14 December in a house along the Cipressenstraat in Knokke-Heist was arrested in Switzerland. It is a 26-year-old man without a known place of residence or stay.

A.M. In the morning the house of a 47-year-old woman entered along the Cipressenstraat in Knokke-Heist. Presumably the man was looking for valuable goods to steal, but he was caught in the act by the occupant. The mother of two came home from the tennis club around 10:20 and stood face to face with the intruder. He served her various knife stabs in the neck and arms. It is possible that the woman, a Scandinavian from Brussels who moved back to Knokke for some time, tried to defend herself.

She could call the police herself after the stabbing. The emergency services had to force a window at the front door to enter the house. There they found the badly injured woman. The victim lay in an artificial coma for several days, but after a few days she was out of danger.

With the help of camera images, the investigators were able to reconstruct the escape route of the suspect. He appeared to have been noticed around 8.15 am with a khaki pants and a jacket with hood. After the stabbing he fled to the station in Knokke, and then continued walking to Heist via the Knokkestraat. On Saturday, a suspect was arrested in Switzerland after the Bruges investigating judge issued a European arrest warrant.

It concerns the 26-year-old A.M., but that is for the moment everything that the court knows.

“The suspect has no known nationality and place of residence or place of residence”, states the Bruges prosecutor’s office, which characterized the facts as attempted manslaughter and theft with fallow.

The circumstances in which the suspected burglar was arrested are also not clear.

“The man will probably be extradited to Belgium by the Swiss authorities in the course of next week. He has not yet been questioned about the facts. “

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