Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Belgium: Police Shoot Man With Knife At Ghent Train Station

A prosecutor's spokeswoman in Belgium says police in the city of Ghent shot a man armed with a knife in the main entrance hall of a train station on Tuesday (Jan 23) and the man was taken to hospital.

Ghent prosecutor's spokeswoman An Schoonjans said in a telephone interview that the man was seriously injured and fighting for his life in a hospital on Tuesday night.

The busy Ghent St. Pieters train station had to be partially closed off after the incident, she added.

Belgium lowered its terrorism threat a notch on Monday, from the second-highest level to the second-lowest. There was no immediate indication whether the train station event was terror-related.

Authorities had been on alert at level three for the serious chance of an attack since the bombings on March 22, 2016.



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