Serbia police arrest migrant suspected of stabbing local man

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police say they have arrested a migrant suspected of stabbing a young Serbian man in a brawl.

Police said Saturday that the 35-year-old migrant faces charges of attempted murder for inflicting life-threatening injuries on the 27-year-old man.

The incident happened overnight in the town of Sid, near the Croatian border.

Thousands of migrants have been stranded in Serbia, looking for a way to cross into neighboring EU countries Croatia or Hungary. Many have turned to people smugglers to guide them through clandestine routes.

Serbian officials have said that most of the migrants in Serbia are young men from Afghanistan who have little chance of asylum in the European Union. Serbia has stepped up border patrols with Macedonia and Bulgaria to prevent a further influx.

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