Policeman attacked with a knife, assailant shot

A police officer from the Local Police Service has been stabbed in a Brussels park. The incident happened in the Maximiliaan Park, near to Brussels North Railway Station. The policeman was slightly injured. Police opened fire of the attacker and he was hit in the leg and the chest.      

The exact circumstances surrounding the attack are still unclear.

A local resident told journalists that the attacker was lying asleep in front of the Aliens’ Office when the police woke him up.

The Judicial Authorities have opened an investigation.

"Our concern is in the first instance for the policeman and to find out exactly what context the attack occurred”; the Brussels Judicial Authorities Spokeswoman Ine Van Wymersch told VRT News.