A Muslim terrorist has been shot and neutralized after stabbing a police officer while shouting “allahu akbar” near the Grand Place in Brussels historic center this morning.
The Muslim terrorist struck outside the Belgian capital’s central police station at 5.30am before a colleague retaliated with gunfire.
The victim, who was stabbed in the neck, was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries while the terrorist, who was shot in the chest, was seriously injured.
The attack came during a two-day visit to Belgium by French President Emmanuel Macron.
Belgium, home to European Union institutions and NATO, has been on alert since suicide bombers killed 32 people at Brussels airport and on the city’s metro in 2016, although the national threat level was reduced to two from three on a four-point scale in January.
Later today, Macron visits the Brussels district of Molenbeek, home of ISIS jihadists who carried out the 2015 Paris attacks that left 130 people dead.