The 62-year-old politician had a surgery; his current condition is stable. De Fau hopes to be able to return to work soon.
Meanwhile, a suspected attacker was detained on suspicion of attempted murder. The motive for the attack is not known yet.
According to local media, the burgomaster managed to call the rescue service, and his driver took him to the hospital. Perhaps the striker is one of the former clients of the mayor of Brugge, who also works as a lawyer.
Bruges is a tourist city with a population of 120 thousand inhabitants in the west of Belgium, near the coast of the North Sea.
As we reported before, a man with a knife attacked passers-by in the Streatham district of London. Several people were injured.
Police officers shot a criminal. They called the incident a terrorist attack.