Belgian police arrest man with machete day after similar incident

By REUTERS
August 7, 2016 15:02

BRUSSELS - Belgian police arrested a man with a machete in the eastern city of Liege, broadcaster VRT reported on Sunday.

The arrest came the day after a machete-wielding assailant attacked and injured two female police officers in the southern city of Charleroi before being shot dead by another officer, in what the prime minister has said appeared to be a terrorist act.

VRT said Liege police received a call in the early hours of Sunday, and cordoned off an area before arresting the man. It said he was of Turkish origin, did not use the machete and was not previously known to the police.

Belgium is increasing security at police stations after Saturday's attack in Charleroi, Prime Minister Charles Michel told a press conference on Sunday.


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