An alleged attack on a Jewish museum in the Dutch city of Antwerp last year has been described as “truly horrendous”.
A spokeswoman for the Museum of the Holocaust in Antwerps confirmed the incident, which took place in May last year.
The museum said the attacker was an unidentified man, who entered the museum while it was closed, “and assaulted the staff, before breaking into the main building and assaulting several people inside”.
The museum has said it was working with police to investigate the incident.
Antwerping police chief Stefan Ziegler said the suspect was arrested on suspicion of assault and was being held in police custody.
The spokesman added that the museum was taking steps to address the “unacceptable” behaviour of people who engage in this type of behaviour. “
This incident is a tragic reminder of the dangers of online hate and intimidation.”
The spokesman added that the museum was taking steps to address the “unacceptable” behaviour of people who engage in this type of behaviour.
“We will not be able to reassure the public in the future,” he said.
The Museum of Jewish Culture in the city of Leiden said the museum had been told about the incident “with the utmost seriousness”.
“We do not know the identity of the person who committed the attack,” it said in a statement.
“The perpetrator of this attack is still under arrest and we are trying to gather more information.”