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Crime

Knife-wielding man shot by police at Belgian train station

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 24 January, 2018, 6:10am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 24 January, 2018, 6:12am

A prosecutor’s spokeswoman in Belgium said police in the city of Ghent shot a man armed with a knife in the main entrance hall of a train station.

Ghent prosecutor’s spokeswoman An Schoonjans said the man was seriously injured and fighting for his life in a hospital on Tuesday night.

She said additional details would have to await an investigation. The busy Ghent St Pieters train station had to be partially closed off after the incident.

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Belgium lowered its terrorism threat a notch on Monday, from the second-highest level to the second-lowest. There was no immediate indication whether the train station event was terror-related.