BRUSSELS – The shooting in Liege, where three people were killed, propels a wave of indignation and droefnis by Belgium. Authorities speak of a terrorist act, Liège will hold a minute of silence, and all important politicians went today to the Walloon city.
A cop in tears after the attack.
Tuesday shot a man two policemen and a passerby dead. Then he kidnapped a cleaner in a school. The man, according to Le Parisien, Benjamin H., would yesterday have been released from prison. Witnesses heard him ’Allahu Akbar’ call.
Two victims are agents. The attack will be a a heavy burden on the organisation. Colleagues were crying on the street seen.
The royal house says shocked. “Our thoughts go out to the victims of the terrible incident in Liege,” said a statement from the royal palace. “Strength to the survivors.”
King Filip is going wed night to Liège together with prime minister Charles Michel, Interior minister Jan Jambon and Justice minister Koen Geens. The police are massively present, the city has something of a besieged fortress.
Jambon spoke of an ’act of violence with a heavy toll for the police of Liège”. “All my support to the corps and to the families of the victims.” Premier Michel spoke of “cowardly violence” and expressed his sympathy with the victims and their loved ones.
Below you can read the latest updates about the shooting, the perpetrator and ooggetuigeverklaringen: