Three Killed in Suspected Terror Attack in Belgium

Police at the scene of the shooting in Liege

Police at the scene of the shooting in Liege

A police officer speaks with parents of children at a nearby high school in the eastern Belgian city of Liege on May 29, 2018, after a man killed three people including two policemen. He then went to Waha High School, where he took a woman hostage.

A passenger parked in a vehicle was also shot dead, and two other officers were wounded in the attack.

The attacker - who brandished two guns and a knife - wreaked terror on Liege in in Belgium today by killing three people after being released from prison.

The Liege Prosecutor's Office declined to say if the incident was terror related, but anti-terror police were summoned to the scene.

The national crisis centre, on high alert since past attacks by Islamic State in Paris and Brussels, said it was looking into whether terrorism might have been a motive for today's attack in Belgium's third city.

Police told the BBC the attacker had been "neutralised" and that the situation is now under control.

Police and anti-terror authorities have been gathered to work on the case, which is being led by the Federal Prosecutor.

The assailant has since been "neutralized", a spokesperson from the Liege prosecutor's office told CNN. He was rushing to the crisis center to get more information. The Daily Mail's telling has Herman sneaking up on police, which would make sense for a planned attack, where other media reports have the police saying that the two officers stopped Herman and initiated the incident.

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Police officers responding to the scene of the shooting in central Liege, Belgium.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said the United Kingdom "stands resolute with our Belgian allies against terror".

Belgium's King Philippe, Prime Minister Charles Michel and the country's justice and interior ministers traveled to Liege to confer with local officials.

A Brussels-based Islamic State cell was involved in attacks on Paris in 2015 that killed 130 people and on Brussels in 2016 in which 32 died.

When asked about the report that the attack was terror-related, Mr Firket said: "I know nothing formal about that".

An eyewitness video appears to show evacuation of the Avroy Boulevard with the sound of gunshots in the distance and people running for safety.

"We are now working on determining what happened precisely", the nation's interior minister said on Twitter. Police later shot and killed the gunman.

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