‘Multiple people’ are stabbed to death and several more are injured in incident at a restaurant in Belgium
- Police and helicopters dispatched to scene following the attack at around 5pm
- The incident took place in the Plombières district of Herve, eastern Belgium
- Unclear how many people have been injured and if suspect has been arrested
Several people have been killed and others injured in a brutal knife attack in Belgium.
Police and helicopters were dispatched to a restaurant where the stabbing took place at around 5pm in Plombières district of Herve, eastern Belgium.
One witness, who gave her name as Justice, told RTL Info: ‘A lady was stabbed in a restaurant.
‘We are talking about a knife attack in a restaurant, there will be one dead and several wounded.’
A woman is believed to be among one of the deceased victims, although it is unclear how many others have been killed.
Another person known only as Elisa confirmed helicopters had rushed to the scene.
Mayor Thierry Wimmer told the Belga news agency that multiple people were killed in the stabbings at the restaurant. The incident is not believed to be linked to terrorism, the mayor told the news agency.
It has not been confirmed whether a suspect has been arrested.
Photographs from outside the restaurant show a large police and ambulance presence.
Plombières is a small district in Belgium within the province of Liege, and has a population of just around 9,600 people. It is 80 miles away from the Belgian capital of Brussels.
Belgium lowered its terror threat level in January after three years of high alert following the Brussels bombings, but soldiers have continued to guard the key sites.
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