— Victor ? (@VICTORJ_FR) May 29, 2018
“The attacker was reportedly identified as a Belgian citizen, Benjamin Herman, born in 1982, already known to the police for a number of criminal cases, according to RTL info.
He recently left prison, where he contacted extremist prisoners, the agency asserts.”
(I wonder wonder what, an extremist prisoner, might be. One would think that being in prison might suggest a degree of extremism alone, would it not?)
The gunman opened fire on a police patrol in the centre of Liege, Belgium, killing two officers, both female, and a male passer-by.
He is believed to have then taken a woman hostage in a school as more police rushed to the scene.
The city’s public prosecutor confirmed the attack was being investigated as a terrorist incident.
He said the man attacked the two officers from behind with a knife, took one of their guns and shot them both dead. He also shot dead a young man who was the passenger in a parked car and took refuge in a school where he was killed in a subsequent gunfight during which several other police were wounded.
æLa Libre Belgique newspaper quoted a police source as saying the gunman shouted “Allahu Akbar” – “God is greatest” in Arabic – and RTBF said investigators believed the attacker may well have had a terrorist motive.”
— SourceWatch Éire (@SourceWatchEire) May 29, 2018
More as it becomes available.