Thursday, 22 February 2018

Armed officers respond to 'murder' in Brussels

Armed officers have sealed off part of Brussels following reports of a possible murder, police have said.
Belgian police closed a street in the neighbourhood of Forest as armed officers descended on several buildings, with local media reporting that "one or several" gunmen were at large.

A police helicopter was also sighted flying overhead, but a spokeswoman denied that any gunmen were hiding in the area, or that the incident was terror-related.

A Belgian police special forces member runs in the Forest commune after it was closed by Belgian police and special forces in Brussels

She said that "special units of the federal police" had been deployed after a Polish man reported that someone had been murdered on Thursday morning.
The police response began at around lunchtime.

A Belgian police officer prepares his gun while taking position on a roof

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