WATCH Belgium: “Allahu Akbar” shouting attacker, who murdered three people, is a former prisoner who was radicalised in jail
The man, who murdered two police officers and a passer-by in the Belgian city of Liège, was on a day-release from a local prison on Monday, Belgian newspaper HLN reports.
The attacker, Benjamin Herman, is a man with Belgian nationality from Rochefort. He was born in 1982 and was let out from prison on temporary release yesterday.
According to HLN and other sources, Herman shouted “Allahu Akbar” during the attack. It started after he attacked two female police officers from behind with a sharp weapon. He stabbed them numerous times and took a gun.