Belgian Police kill the perpetrator of the Brussels attack

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The federal prosecutor, Frédéric Van Leeuw, has indicated that the investigation is open and that it has been assigned to an investigating judge in Brussels specialized in terrorism.

Belgian Police he shot and killed the author of the Brussels attack, after a whole night of searching for the terrorist who yesterday, Monday murdered two people with an assault rifle of Swedish nationality and injured a third near the center of the European capital.

"This terrorist attack shakes the foundations of our peaceful societies," said the Belgian Prime Minister, Alexander De Croo, in a press conference early this morning, in which he began by sending, on behalf of Belgium, his "most sincere condolences to the people of Sweden".

The prosecutor's office reported early that the suspect was intercepted in a cafe from the Eugène Verboekhoven square in Schaarbeek and which has been located a similar weapon to the one used yesterday in the attack "when neutralized."

This morning the security forces carried out a record in a house on Huart Hamoirlaan street in the same neighborhood, where it is estimated that it was probably the suspect's residence.

The federal prosecutor, Frédéric Van Leeuw, has indicated that the investigation is open and that it has been assigned to a Brussels investigating judge specialized in terrorism.

"The suspect was not on the OCAD list (of terrorism suspects) because he was not known for terrorist crimes in our databases", highlighted the Minister of the Interior, Annelies Verlinden, on Radio 1.

The minister specified that the man "was included in the police database for acts of common law (in Tunisia), not for acts of terrorism."

"The attack was unexpected"Verlinden added, stating that "the information we have today seems to indicate that the attack is related to Swedish targets. It may also have links to Sweden."

According to explanations from the federal prosecutor's office that took charge of the case, the attacker, who was traveling on a scooter, followed some followers Swedes who got into a taxi. He then opened fire on these people when they were getting out of the vehicle, at the intersection of Place Sainctelette and Boulevard du Ninième de Ligne.

The terrorist act caused it to be the match was suspended at half-time of qualification for the Euro 2024 that the Belgian and Swedish national teams were playing at the King Baudouin stadium and that the 35,000 fans who populated the stands were not evacuated from the venue until an hour and a half later, for security reasons.

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