Belgium: Female moment woman, 55, pushed onto rails in front of oncoming train

A man has been arrested for attempted manslaughter after a woman was pushed onto the subway tracks (Image: Newsflash)

A woman was very nearly killed when she was pushed onto the rails in front of an oncoming train.

The shocking moment was captured on CCTV at the Rogier metro station on the Brussels metro on the evening of 14 January.

The footage shows a man wearing a backpack and looking anxiously around the crowded platform before sneaking in behind the woman and pushing her violently onto the pitch.

She is seen hitting her head on the rails before a train arrives.

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However, the metro driver was able to brake just in time and avoided bumping into the woman.

An unnamed 23-year-old suspect has been arrested for attempted manslaughter after the incident.

A Van Hamme, spokesman for the Brussels transport company STIB, said: ‘The metro driver was able to brake just in time and thus avoid a collision.’

The 55-year-old woman was not reported to have suffered any serious injuries and was rushed to hospital in shock.

Horror moment man pushes the woman in front of the train, but the driver saves the day

The incident happened at the Rogier metro station on the Brussels metro (Image: Google)

Van hamme said: ‘Our metro driver was also in shock and also had to be hospitalized.’

Local media said the suspect was beaten by an outraged passenger and fell on the rails.

Sarah Durant from the Brussels Public Prosecutor’s Office said: ‘The perpetrator crossed the tracks and then fled through one of the exits at the metro station.

‘Thanks to police dissemination of the suspect’s photos, he was intercepted a few minutes later while at the De Brouckere metro station.’

The investigating judge also appointed a psychiatrist to assess the suspect’s mental well-being. For the sake of the investigation, the public prosecutor’s office in Brussels said it would not comment further at this time.

The investigation continues.

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