Two women have been killed and multiple injured at a restaurant stabbing in Belgium, according to reports.
Le Ramier, a popular restaurant in Moresnet-Chapelle, Plombières, has been shut down and emergency response crews are currently on the scene.
Mayor of Plombières Thierry Wimmer confirmed there were “several” fatalities, while local news outlets reported three people had died – two women, reportedly mother and daughter, and the male knifeman.
Helicopters, ambulances and police vehicles flocked in mass to Moresnet-Chapelle at 5pm, according to local media.
The street was cordoned off.
At least one victim was flown to hospital in a medical helicopter.
According to witnesses, the perpetrator is known to at least one of the victims, although that has not been confirmed by authorities.
According to information from the scene, but not confirmed by the prosecutor’s office, a man armed with a knife entered a restaurant and began attacking victims.
“Unfortunately, a tragedy occurred on August 22 in Moresnet-Chappelle,” Mr Wimmer said.
“This act is not terrorist in nature and belongs to the private sphere. There is no danger for the population.”
Morsenet-Chapelle is a district of Plombières, the province of Liege, Belgium.
The area was part of the Netherlands until 1830.