Yet another possible terrorist attack was launched on Wednesday when two police officers were stabbed in Brussels, Belgium.
According to The Telegraph, a man who has only been identified as 43 year-old Hiram D. lunged at the officers on a busy street in Schaerbeek, the Brussels neighborhood where the terrorists behind the airport and metro attacks of March 22 had set up their bomb making factory. Hiram, a Belgian national, was shot in the leg in order to put a stop to the attack.
Police believe this was an act of terror.
“The case has been turned into a federal one because we have every reason to believe that this was a terrorist attack”, said Erik Van der Sept, spokesman for the federal prosecutor. “We cannot say more for now as we are gathering information.”
Van der Sept added that the man gave no indication of his motives behind the stabbing. The local media reported that the stabbing took place during an identity check. One of the officers was stabbed in the stomach and the other in the neck, but neither of them were seriously hurt.
The suspect tried to flee the area after the attack, but he was spotted by another officer who opened fire to “neutralize” the man after the the knifeman broke his nose in the violent struggle.
“He was wounded by a gun shot to the leg,” said the prosecutor’s office.
This came hours after Brussels Gare du Nord train station was evacuated following a bomb scare that was called in by an anonymous caller. Police searched the station for hours, but found “nothing untoward.”
We will update you further as this story develops.