A 20-year old police officer has been reportedly stabbed on his neck and his colleague confirmed dead from a knife attack in Brussels.
The two police officers were on patrol in the Schaerbeek area of northern Brussels on Thursday evening when they came under attack, BBC News report.
The Police team in Brussels noted that another patrol arrived at the scene and “neutralised” the attacker,adding that,he was shot in the legs and abdomen before being taken to hospital.
It was gathered that the two officers were taken to the hospital where one was confirmed dead after the unfortunate occurrence took place.
Howbeit, the motive for the attack is unknown but the public prosecutor disclosed that the suspect had entered Evere police station in the Schaerbeek area on Thursday morning, making incoherent remarks and speaking of hatred of the police.
He was escorted to a psychiatric unit for treatment but when police contacted the hospital later he had apparently left the hospital, the prosecutor said.
The suspect was reportedly on a list of potentially violent extremists,as at the time of filing the report,anti-terrorist officials say they have taken over the investigation.