Belgian police shoot and wound suspect in attack in Brussels

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Interior Minister Annelies Verlinden has confirmed that an individual “has been neutralized but not yet formally identified.”

Belgian police shot and wounded a suspect of the attack in Brussels, after a whole night of searching for the terrorist who committed suicide yesterday, Monday murdered two people with an assault rifle had Swedish nationality and a third was injured near the center of the European capital.

Sources from the Belgian Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office, cited by various local media, indicate that a suspect has been murdered, but clarify that It is not yet known whether he is the author of the attack.

According to the newspaper Le SoirA major police operation takes place on a square in the city Schaarbeek districtnear the center of Brussels, where the attacker, identified as a 45-year-old man living in Brussels, lived.

“This terrorist attack is shaking the foundations of our peaceful societies,” Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said early this morning at a press conference, in which he began sending, on behalf of Belgium, his “most sincere condolences to the Swedish people”.

The terrorist act caused this the match was interrupted at halftime of the qualification for the 2024 European Championship that the Belgian and Swedish national teams played in the King Baudouin Stadium and that the 35,000 fans who filled the stands were evacuated from the venue only an hour and a half later, for safety reasons.

Source: EITB

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