The man reportedly yelled “Allahu Akbar,” and authorities are treating it as a terrorist attack.
Belgian troops shot and killed a man carrying a machete who ran at them yelling “Allahu Akbar.”
The government is calling it a terrorist attack.
The man is believed to be a 30-year-old Belgian citizen originally from Somalia.
According to federal prosecutors, they are calling it a case of “attempted terrorist murder.”
As noted by Reuters, “Soldiers routinely patrol the streets of the Belgian capital due to a heightened security alert level after Islamist shooting and bomb attacks in Paris in 2015 and Brussels in 2016.”
In March of 2016, radical Islamist terrorists killed 32 people and injured over 300 in a suicide bomb attack at the Brussels airport.
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