Brussels police stabbing was 'terrorist attack': prosecutors

Police and army personnel stand guard during a bomb alert outside the Brussels-North (Gare du Nord - Noordstation) train station in Brussels, on October 5, 2016Belgian prosecutors charged a suspect with attempted murder Thursday over the stabbing of two police officers in a “terrorist attack” in Brussels, the latest such incident in a city still reeling from deadly bombings in March. The suspect in Wednesday’s attack, named as 43-year-old Hicham Diop has been “charged with attempted murder in a terrorist context and participation in the activities of a terrorist group,” a statement from the prosecutor’s office said.

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