Police shoot suspected stabber in Belgium immediately after the attack in London
Police in the Belgian city of Ghent have shot and injured a knife-wielding woman, after she stabbed two people. The incident took place around an hour after a “terrorist” knifeman was shot dead by police in London.
According to Belgian news site HLN, a dark-skinned woman attacked two passers-by with a knife on the Bevrijdingslaan street in central Ghent. The woman reportedly stabbed one of her victims in the stomach.
Armed police officers neutralized the woman with a gunshot to the hand, and she was taken into custody.
Police have also reportedly arrested a man, who is said to have been involved in the incident.
An investigation has been opened, and the East Flanders Public Prosecutor’s Office has declined to comment at time of writing.
The attack came around an hour after police in London shot dead a suspected terrorist in the suburb of Streatham. The man attacked and injured two people with a knife, with one victim’s injuries described by police as “life threatening.”
In scenes similar to those in London, police in Ghent have cordoned off the Bevrijdingslaan, and emergency services are securing the area.