Let's See How They Spin This To Not Be Terror Related!!!! Mental Illness seems to be a favorite excuse of late.
Belgian premier says machete attack may be terrorism
Belgium officials said a machete-wielding attack that injured two female police officers Saturday appears to be an act of terrorism.
Prime Minister Charles Michel said "preliminary indications" suggest the attack was terror-related, but that authorities are still collecting information.
The attack prompted Michel to cut short his vacation in the south of France and return to Belgium for a meeting Sunday of the National Security Council.
The officers were wounded when a man wielding a machete and shouting "Allahu Akbar" attacked them outside a police station in southern Belgium. The assailant was then shot and killed, police said.
Police reported that the injured officers were “out of danger.”
The attack took place around 4 p.m. local time in front of the Charleroi police headquaters. The attacker’s identity wasn't immediately known.
According to RTBF state broadcasting, one officer suffered severe injuries to her face while her colleague was slightly injured. It said a third officer shot the assailant.
Charleroi police spokesman David Quinaux said the attacker carried the machete in a sports bag and pulled it out as he arrived at a security checkpoint.
Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon said it wasn't immediately clear if the assault, which he called an "act of barbarism" was the deed of a single person or something more elaborate.
"We don't know if this is the action of a lone wolf," Jambon told RTF television.
Islamist bombers killed 32 people in suicide attacks in Brussels in March, and many of the jihadists who carried out attacks on Paris last November in which 130 people died were based in Belgium, according to Reuters.
Michel said in a tweet in French that he “strongly” condemned the attack.
“Our thoughts go to the victims, their relatives and the police services,” he said.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.