Police in Brussels Apprehend Suspect in Fatal Shooting:
Following an extensive manhunt, Belgian police have shot and arrested a man in connection with a shooting incident that resulted in the death of two football fans.
Fugitive Gunman Apprehended:
The attacker had been evading authorities since Monday evening, when he carried out the shooting in the Belgian capital.
He is believed to have connections to the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group. During the attack, the assailant was riding a moped and reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar,” an Islamic phrase meaning “God is the Greatest.”
Details of the Shooting:
The shooting took place when the gunman fired shots into a van and inside the lobby of a building near Place Sainctelette in Brussels.
Notably, both victims were wearing Sweden football shirts.
Interior Minister’s Statement:
Belgian Interior Minister Annelies Verlinden has indicated that the person who was shot by the police is likely the primary suspect in this case.
Ms. Verlinden, speaking to public broadcaster VRT, revealed that the automatic weapon found on the suspect was the same firearm used in the attack.
Witnesses reported seeing the suspect wielding a “Kalishnikov-style” firearm just moments before the shooting incident occurred.
As this is a developing news story, more information is expected to follow regarding the investigation and circumstances surrounding the attack.