BREAKING: Belgian cop stabbed to death in suspected terror attack in Brussels

Belgian cop stabbed to death in suspected terror attack in Brussels

In a suspected terror attack in the city of Brussels, a Belgian police officer was stabbed to death.

 

In a suspected terror attack, a Belgian police officer was stabbed to death this evening, Thursday, November 10, in the city of Brussels. According to local officials, as reported by Sky News, the incident occurred near Gare du Nord train station in the capital city at around 6:15pm CET.

Two cops were targeted by the assailant according to a spokesperson for the Belgian federal prosecutor’s office who spoke with the Associated Press. The judicial official described the incident as having “a suspicion of a terror attack”. Local media outlets reported that the attacker had been shot in the legs and abdomen by another police patrol.

The assailant reportedly fatally stabbed one cop in the neck, while the second officer was hospitalised. Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo tweeted: “Our police officers risk their lives every day to ensure the safety of our citizens. Today’s drama demonstrates this once again”.

He added: “My thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased officer. My sincere hope is that his hospitalised colleague will be well”.

This is a breaking news story and we will try to keep you updated as more information becomes available, thank you.

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Chris King

Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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