Two police officers stabbed in Brussels terror district

Two police officers stabbed in Brussels

The police were attacked in the Brussels area of Molenbeek

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

A man has attacked two police officers with a knife in a park in the Brussels area of Molenbeek.

Neither officer was hurt as they were wearing protective vests, which a police spokesman said saved them from serious injury.

Molenbeek has been a focus of attention since last year's terror attacks in Paris, in which a number of young men from the area were involved. However today's stabbings were not thought to be linked to a political motive, and the case has not been referred to federal counter-terrorism specialists.