The attacker of Liège killed anor man a few hours before his act. According to interior Minister Jan Jambon, this is a former inmate of alleged perpetrator designated by police as Benjamin H. Thus, H., who still served a prison sentence, struck man in a release on Monday evening with a blunt object.
The next day, H. In city centre of Liège attacked two policemen from behind with a knife, n snatched m one of ir firearms and killed m both. Shortly reafter, he shot a 22-year-old and fled to a school. There he could be killed by members of a special unit.
The investigative authorities are currently examining wher act has a terrorist background. According to media reports, H. Should have been known to members of Islamists scene and radicalized in detention. Until now, he was known to authorities for drug trafficking and ft.
Jambon confirmed assumption about possible Tatmotiv. But it is also possible "that he no longer saw a prospect in our society because he had committed a murder night before," he said to Belgian television channel RTL.
In past, Belgium has repeatedly been target of several terrorist attacks. At heaviest, Islamist extremists killed in Brussels on March 22, 2016 in Metro and 32 people at airport. Since n re have been several attacks on policemen and soldiers. The last terrorist attack occurred on August 25, 2017, when a 30-year-old man attacked soldiers in centre of Brussels with a knife.
In mid-January, Belgian Government had lowered terrorist warning level in country back to level two, so a stop is considered "less likely". However, public authorities, media and citizens are still sensitized. After attack in Liège, crisis center shared that terror warning level remained at second lowest level. "At moment nothing changes," had a spokesman said.Date Of Update: 30 May 2018, 12:02