Six arrested after machete attack on police

Six arrested after machete attack on police
BELGIUM: Premises across the Charleroi area were raided this morning as part of the investigation into a man who attacked two female Charleroi police officers with a machete last August. The attacker was shot dead during the attack, reports the Belgian newspaper Flanders News.

Six people have now been detained, while eight premises were raided.

Police discovered an array of knives during the raids in Farciennes, Charleroi, Châtelet and Fleurus. Several instruments resembled those used during last summer's attack. An examining magistrate is deciding who will remain in custody.

Federal public prosecutors are in charge of the investigation of what is seen as a terrorist attack. The suspects may face charges of attempted murder and terrorism. It was a third police officer who shot dead the assailant during the attack.

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