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Man attacks passers-by with a stick in Kortrijk, three injured

A man has attacked three passers-by with a stick in the centre of Kortrijk. Two of the victims sustained heavy injuries. The assailant could be arrested.  

The man was walking in the city centre yesterday evening carrying a stick when he attacked three people. The assailant could be apprehended, the West-Flemish judicial authorities confirmed.

It's a man from Ghana who is staying in Belgium legally. "The victims are also of foreign descent. I can deny rumours that racist motives played a role.", Hanne Demedts of the judicial authorities said. 

A doctor examined the man's state of mind; he was taken in for mental  treatment. 

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