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Belgium: Liege police chief thanks officers for 'courage and professionalism'00:53

Belgium: Liege police chief thanks officers for 'courage and professionalism'

Belgium, Liege
May 29, 2018 at 17:50 GMT -00:00 · Published

Liege Police Chief Christian Beaupere held a press conference in the east Belgian city on Tuesday, following the deadly shooting of two police officers and a civilian earlier in the day.

Two female police officers, 45 and 53, were stabbed from behind before they were disarmed and shot dead. The attacker then opened fire on a 22-year-old man who was sitting in a parked car, and took a woman hostage.

According to local media, the perpetrator was a 36-year-old man who had been let out from prison on day-release on Monday. He was shot dead during the ensuing police operation, after wounding a further four officers.

According to Liege police Chief Christian Beaupere the assailant’s goal was to attack the police.

Belgium: Liege police chief thanks officers for 'courage and professionalism'00:53
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Liege Police Chief Christian Beaupere held a press conference in the east Belgian city on Tuesday, following the deadly shooting of two police officers and a civilian earlier in the day.

Two female police officers, 45 and 53, were stabbed from behind before they were disarmed and shot dead. The attacker then opened fire on a 22-year-old man who was sitting in a parked car, and took a woman hostage.

According to local media, the perpetrator was a 36-year-old man who had been let out from prison on day-release on Monday. He was shot dead during the ensuing police operation, after wounding a further four officers.

According to Liege police Chief Christian Beaupere the assailant’s goal was to attack the police.

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