Thursday, October 3, 2019
Belgium: African migrant punches public transport controller in the face, breaking his nose
A public transport controller was sent to the hospital after he was punched in the face and had his nose broken by an African migrant who he caught without a valid transport ticket.
The attack occurred last Sunday morning around 11 am in Herentals, a city in the province of Antwerp and was triggered when the controller of the transport company De Lijn was conducting a check of transport tickets on a bus at the station of Antwerp Herentals, SCEPTR reports.
After the man of African origin failed to provide the controller with a valid transport ticket, he was fined. It was then that the migrant became aggressive and punched the controller in the face. The controller was then transferred to the local hospital where doctors concluded that he had indeed suffered a nose fracture.
The man will reportedly not be able to work for several days due to the injury. Following the assault, the African migrant fled the scene on foot and hasn’t been seen since.
The assault follows an incident that Voice of Europe reported on last week where a pair of African migrants carried out an armed robbery at a party in Berlaar, Belgium. The 2 are said to have threatened partygoers and staff members with knives before they were able to make off with 3,500 euros. Both of the men were arrested shortly after the robbery.
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