BRUSSELS/LIEGE – The man who three people doodschoot in Liège, it was since last year in the picture for the Belgian intelligence service because he was in prison had radicalised. That reports the newspaper The Morning on the basis of sources around the research.
Benjamin H., who is 31 years old and not 36 as reported earlier, if the prison on Monday leave for a period of 36 hours. He had until 2020 imprisonment serving. Over the past fifteen years, he sat more or less continuously in prison, mostly for smaller crimes like theft and drug offences.
After an out of hand police he fell Tuesday two officers with a knife, took out their service weapons and executed the women of 45 and 53 years. Then, he shot a 22-year-old student to death in a car passed it. From video footage it appears that H. ’Allahu Akbar’ has been called.
In the shooting were also four police officers wounded in their legs and arms, of whom the hospital has already left, said the chief of police of Liège at a press conference. From the number of bullets that H. fired turns out, according to him, that the shooter clearly had designs on the police. Who shot him to death after he and two employees of a school was taken hostage.