An attacker in Liege, Belgium, shot and killed two police officers and one civilian before being shot and killed himself, police report. According to eyewitnesses, cited by the Daily Mail, the killer shouted “Allahu Akbar.”
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) May 29, 2018
ABC News reports the two police officers were both women and the third victim was in a vehicle nearby.
Armed police patrol the streets of Liege, Belgium, after gunman shot and killed three people, including two police officers, in terror attack.
— ABC News (@ABC) May 29, 2018
Two policewomen were among three people killed in Belgium on Tuesday when a man stabbed them, took their guns and shot them in what authorities have since deemed a terror attack.
The third victim was a 22-year-old passenger in a car fired on by the suspect, near a school in Liege, about 60 miles east of Brussels, authorities said.
In this amazing video shot by a bystander, you first hear sirens and then gunfire.
A public prosecutor told a news conference that the man set upon the policewomen from behind with a knife, described as a box-cutter by RTBF, around 10:30 a.m. (4.30 a.m. ET) on a boulevard in the center of Belgium’s third city, near the German border.
Also from Reuters:
“The event is classed as a terrorist incident,” Dulieu said.
The national crisis center, on high alert since past attacks by Islamic State in Paris and Brussels in the past three years, said it was monitoring events but had not raised its alert level.
La Libre Belgique newspaper quoted a police source as saying the gunman shouted “Allahu Akbar” — God is greatest in Arabic.
Prime Minister Charles Michel, expressing his condolences to the families of the victims, said it was too early to say what had caused the incident. King Philippe visited Liege, the biggest city in Belgium’s French-speaking Wallonia region.
Notice this is on a major city street in the middle of the day. This is the same region of Belgium where “a French-speaking Belgian of Moroccan origin” committed a mass terror attack, killing six and wounding over 100 others. That ended in the gunman’s suicide. That attack is not believed to have been motivated by Islam.
We will monitor this story and update as news breaks.
UPDATE: The attacker killed the officers with their own weapons.
BREAKING: Prosecutor in Belgian city of Liege says attacker disarmed police, used their weapons in shooting rampage .
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 29, 2018