One police officer was killed and another was injured. after a man stabbed the two officers this Thursday night near the north station of the Belgian capital, Brussels, located in the municipality of Schaerbeek.
After the stabbing, which occurred around 7:30 p.m., the two officers called for backup, causing the perpetrator has been overtaken by a patrol, arrested and subsequently taken to hospital with injuries to one leg and abdomen.
“What a terrible drama. This event breaks my heart. My thoughts are first of all with loved ones, members of the Police and all police forces, ”said the Minister of the Interior, Annelies Verlinden, on her Twitter profile.
For his part, the mayor of Brussels, Philippe Close, described the event as an “unbearable drama”. “Solidarity with law enforcement. The police protect us and we also have to protect them. My thoughts are with the families of the victims and their colleagues,” she noted on his Twitter profile.
The suspect had appeared this Thursday at noon at a police station in Evere, explaining his intention to commit an attackwhich points, according to the newspaper ‘Le Soir‘, to terrorist-type motivations. (Europe Press)