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Two Belgian police officers stabbed in suspected terror attack


Police in Belgium have arrested the man who stabbed two officers in the city’s Schaerbeek neighborhood on Wednesday.

Investigators believe the attack, which happened during an identity check, may have been terror-related. Neither one of the police officers was seriously hurt.

Following the stabbing, the suspect fled the scene but was then stopped by another group of police officers. The man was shot in the leg after he reportedly broke the nose of one of the officers, according to ABC News.

The Schaerbeek area of Brussels is known as a ‘hotbed of jihadism’. It’s where the terrorists behind the March airport and train attacks set up their bomb-making factory and where some members of the terrorist cell behind last November’s Paris attacks were from.

In this recent attack on the cops, the suspect reportedly said nothing, but the federal prosecutor’s office told local media that it had “reason to believe this was a terrorist attack.”

The office, however, did not provide any further details.

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