November 19, 2019
Mental illness is a terrible thing.
At least this African is now getting the treatment he so desperately needs.
A man from Africa attacked three passers-by in the city center of Kortrijk on Friday evening, leaving two of the victims in serious condition.
The attacker, a 30-year-old migrant from Ghana, randomly smacked passers-by on the head with some sort of wooden weapon, a beam or a stick, leaving three people injured, Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad reports.
“Two of those injured are in serious condition”, said Hanne Demedts, the public prosecutor of West Flanders Province.
Shortly after the attacker was arrested by police, law doctors who examined him determined that he suffered from a mental illness of some sort. As a result, the man was transferred to a psychiatric hospital where he is currently being treated.