Brussels: A woman in Belgium had a miraculous escape after a man deliberately pushed her in front of an oncoming train, shows a 30 second long bloodcurdling CCTV footage. The incident occurred at Rogier metro station in the Belgian capital on Friday evening, according to media reports. Luckily, the woman managed to escape without injuries as the train stopped in the nick of time.
Spine-chilling footage that has now gone viral on social media shows a man in a black t-shirt walking restlessly along the platform before he sneaks behind the woman and pushes her in front of the train. Bystanders rushed to help her up even as the train driver displayed quick reflexes and pulled the emergency brake, thereby saving the woman’s life.
“The driver reacted very well but is very much so in shock, as is the victim,” Guy Sablon, spokesperson for the Brussels Intercommunal Transport Company, told The Brussels Times.
Tentative de meurtre dans la station de métro Rogier à Bruxelles ce vendredi vers 19h40. pic.twitter.com/dT0ag5qEFu
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The woman and the metro driver were both taken to the hospital where they received treatment and were soon allowed to return home.
Meanwhile, the perpetrator ran away immediately after pushing the woman. The Brussels’ public prosecutor’s office said he was arrested soon afterwards at another metro station and has been charged with attempted homicide.
An investigation has been launched into the incident to determine the suspect’s motives. A psychiatrist has also been appointed to verify his mental condition.