A police officer was stabbed multiple times by a pre-teen suspect outside a school in Belgium this week, authorities say.
The shocking incident unfolded at around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday in the city of Peer.
An argument reportedly broke out at Agneten College between a 12-year-old male student, his mother, and his 17-year-old brother.
The boy's mother is described as wearing a 'headscarf,' which video footage purportedly shot by a witness at the scene appears to corroborate.
When a community officer attempted to intervene, he was knifed in the back at least two times.
"The policeman was seriously injured, according to the Limburg public prosecutor's office, but the injuries were not life-threatening," Pal Nws reports.
"The officer was taken to hospital in Pelt for treatment."
Both male minors and their mother were arrested.
“Our concern first and foremost goes out to the affected officer and all other colleagues,” said Peer Mayor Steven Matheï. “Violence against police officers is completely unacceptable."
"Here it happened against a district inspector who has to act as a link between residents and the police. The district inspector is at the school location in the morning and in the afternoon, and that was also the case on Thursday.”
An investigation has been opened into the attack.
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