The incident took place yesterday afternoon on the train linking Antwerpen to Charleroi-Sud in Wallonia, just before it entered Mechelen station (Antwerp province). It is reported that the passenger had no valid ticket. He got aggressive, with the train conductor receiving injuries at the wrist. She was brought to hospital but only sustained minor injuries.
The offender could be apprehended by members of the Rail Security Unit Securail and rail police. He was taken away by the local police. The train service was suspended, with passengers having to switch to another train.