Brussels Terror: Two Police Officers Stabbed In Terror Neighbourhood As Rail Station Evacuated By Bomb Squad

Two police officers were attacked and stabbed in a suspected terror attack in the Brussels suburb of Schaarbeek at lunchtime Wednesday, as one of the city’s main rail stations was closed by a bomb threat. The two events took place near simultaneously in the Belgian capital this afternoon. The Brussels Nord station was evacuated by police and army troops with armored personnel carriers stationed outside as the bomb squad searched the location for explosives. The city’s main north-south rail line was temporarily closed, with the station re-opening and trains resuming by 3pm local time. Meanwhile, in the Islamist terror-linked neighborhood of Schaarbeek two plainclothes police officers were injured after being attacked by a knife-wielding man. Flanders News reports the officers received wounds to the neck and stomach, and one of them is in serious condition. Although the attacker, who was described by an eye witness as being “strongly built and wearing a sweatshirt with a hood”, attempted to flee the scene he was shot in the leg and incapacitated by police. While Brussels police initially said the motivation for the double stabbing was unclear, the Federal prosecutor has now said they believe it was a terror attack. The assailant has been named in