Machete-wielding man shot dead in Brussels after attacking soldiers

Machete-wielding man shot dead in Brussels after attacking soldiersA man armed with a machete was shot dead in Brussels on Friday after he attacked soldiers on patrol. The man had attacked two soldiers in the Belgian capital, witnesses said.  "With the identity that we currently have it is a 30-year-old man who is not known for terrorist activities," a spokeswoman for the prosecution service said. Reports said the soldiers were not seriously injured. Freddie Martyn, 25, told the Telegraph: "Just picked up my brother from the train station. We saw two to three ambulances, three army dogs, 10 police officers and the same amount of soldiers.  "Apparently a guy with a machete attacked one soldier and apparently it all went very quickly. They thought he had a bomb on him. They fired two shots directly at him and took him out." Birdseye view from my and @tdasilvarosa 's flat – man attacked soldier with machete #attack#brussels at least one man in critical condition— Freddie Martyn (@FreddieMartyn) August 25, 2017 Mr Martyn was also in Brussels for the bombing in the metro station. "I got to work five minutes before the bombing at Maelbeek station. "I feel a bit scared by all of this but sadly I am getting  quite used to it."

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