Police in Brussels were attacked by a man wielding a machete shouting “Allahu Akbar.” You didn’t think he was shouting “Long live the Methodist church!” did you?
The cops, reportedly both female, were attacked in the city of Charleroi this afternoon. The attacker was shot down by a third officer and later died.
He reportedly walked up to a checkpoint at the police station just before 4pm. He pulled a machete from his bag and slashed at the officer.
She sustained deep cuts to the face and was rushed to hospital. Her colleague was only slightly injured.
Police in Charleroi tweeted: “Two police officers injured by machete in front of police by someone shouting Allahu Akbar.
Later they added: “The death of the assailant with a machete is confirmed. The two colleagues are out of danger. Thanks for the support.”
The police are unsure of the attacker’s motives. Really, I couldn’t make that up if I tried.
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