Ismet K. (38), resident in Herent in Flemish Brabant, appeared at the Youth tribunal of Louvain in connection with a dispute with his ex-wife regarding custody of their child.
The situation degenerated in the office of the Youth judge Francesca Raes. The man threatened the latter as well as the lawyer Liesbet Vermassen who was also present. With a gesture, he imitated cutting the lawer's throat. "If my children aren't back tomorrow, I will kill ten other Belgian children the same day," he declared during the interview. He made explicit reference to Islamic State. "All Belgians are liars and should be handed over to Islamic State."