At least three people have been killed in a shooting in the eastern Belgian city of Liege, according to Belgium’s state broadcaster.
The dead in Tuesday’s attack included two police officers and a passer-by. The reason behind the attack is still unclear.
The alleged attacker is believed to have taken a woman hostage before being killed himself.
Videos posted on social media showed police cars rushing to the scene of the attack sirens blaring as people fled the scene.
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Liege, an industrial city close to the German border in the French-speaking Wallonia region, was also the scene of a shooting in 2011, when a gunman killed four people and wounded more than 100 before turning the gun on himself.
Belgium has been on high alert since a Brussels-based Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) cell was involved in attacks on Paris in 2015 that killed 130 people, as well as a 2016 attack in Brussels in which 32 were killed.