The terrorism hypothesis is evaluated. A colleague of the victim was injured. The attacker, according to some media, would have shouted ‘Allah Akbar’
Two police officers were stabbed in Brussels, Belgium, and one of them died. This was reported by the newspaper Le Soir, explaining that the attack took place in Schaerbeek, near the Gare du Nord. “One of our patrols was attacked by a man armed with a knife,” the Brussels-North police area said. “’Two policemen then asked for reinforcements. A policeman from another patrol used his firearm to neutralize the assailant. The two injured inspectors and the assailant were taken to hospital. The Brussels prosecutor’s office has been informed of the facts, “police said.
Several media reports that the man who attacked the officers shouted “Allah Akbar”, but at this moment the police neither confirm nor deny. According to information from Le Soir, the trail of terrorism is being considered.
European Parliament President Roberta Metsola said she was “shocked by the murder of a Brussels police officer on duty tonight”. On Twitter Metsola said that ” the Belgian police have worked closely with the European Parliament over the years. All our thoughts are with them, their loved ones and everyone in Belgium. ”