2 police officers have been shot dead in a hostage situation in Belgium

2 police officers have been shot dead in a hostage situation in Belgium

liege rue des augustinsGunshots were heard along rue des Augustins in Liège on Tuesday.Google Maps

  • A gunman shot at two police officers and took a woman hostage in Liège, eastern Belgium, on Tuesday morning.
  • At least three people, including the two police officers, have reportedly died.
  • The suspect reportedly shouted “Allahu akbar,” or “God is great.”

At least three people, including two police officers, have died after a gunman shot at police and took a woman hostage in east Belgium, according to local reports.

Multiple shots were heard along rue des Augustins in central Liège around 10:30 a.m. local time, Belgian newspaper Le Soir reported on Tuesday.

An armed man shot at two police officers near a cafe before running into a nearby school and taking a woman hostage, the RTL TV network reported.

The two police officers and an unidentified passerby have since died, RTL said. The gunman was also shot by police, although his condition is not immediately known.

Another police officer was injured in in a scuffle with the suspect, La Libre newspaper reported. The hostage’s condition is also not known.

The suspect shouted “Allahu akbar,” an Arabic phrase that means “God is great,” a police source told La Libre newspaper.

Published at Tue, 29 May 2018 11:05:00 +0000

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