Investigation launched after antisemitic announcements on Belgian train

Belgian train operator SNCB/NMBS has launched an official investigation into an antisemitic incident on a train from Antwerp to Mechelen.

According to reports, 4 people had access to the intercom on the train, which they used to broadcast antisemitic messages to passengers. The precise details of the message have not been shared with the media.

Upon hearing the message, the train conductor informed Securail “but when they wanted to intervene at Mechelen station, the suspects started running,” explained Bart Crols of SNCB/NMBS. “We started an investigation and of course strongly condemn the incident”.

The events took place on Wednesday 9 December at around 5:00 PM. No other information has been made available at this time.

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