Belgian knife attack suspect on hunger strike
De Gelder was charged Saturday with killing two babies, aged six and nine months, and a nurse at the "Country of Fables" creche on Friday.
It said that the man, identified in Belgian media as 20-year-old Kim De Gelder, is on an intravenous drip in a medical facility in a prison in Bruges.
In an attack that shocked the nation, the man - wearing face paint - went on a heavily armed rampage of the nursery, injuring 10 children and two staff, some seriously.
After staff opened the door, he barged into the centre with a 30-centimetre (12-inch) long knife and began slashing some of the children lying in beds, none more than three years old.
Investigators have been unable to establish why he targeted that particular day-care centre in the small town of Dendermonde, some 30 kilometres (20 miles) northwest of Brussels, as he lived in another town.