Knifeman shot dead in Cinquantenaire District

Police shot a man in a block of flats in the Notelaarstraat in the Cinquantenaire district of Brussels last night. The dead man's family say that the man was suffering from psychological problems.

Yesterday the man armed with a knife forced his way into the block of flats and told residents to leave. He said that the building belonged to his grandfather.

Police managed to bring the residents to safety, but shot the man dead when he attempted to attack a police officer. The shooting is under investigation, but prosecutors say that they believe the correct procedures were used.