Saturday, August 6, 2016

Muslim man attacked Police with machete

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said Saturday that "preliminary indications" suggest an attack by a machete-wielding man on two police officers in Charleroi was an act of terrorism.

The attacker was shot and killed by police after striking two female offices with the large knife while shouting "Allahu Akhbar (God is great)," according to police spokesman David Quinaux, Belgian public broadcaster RTBF reported.

One officer received deep cuts to the face, but both were out of danger, Charleroi police said on Twitter.

The assailant, who apparently acted alone, spoke to officers at a police security checkpoint then pulled his weapon out of a gym bag and struck the first officer in the face before turning to strike her colleague, Belgian newspaper Le Soir reported. He was shot by a third officer.

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