Police shoot man who stabbed two people in Ghent: Belgian media

A Belgian police officer stands guard outside the main police station after a machete-wielding man injured two female police officers before being shot in Charleroi, Belgium, August 6, 2016. (File photo: Reuters)

Police have shot a man who stabbed two people in the northwestern city of Ghent in Belgium, according to local Belgian media outlets.

Armed police officers shot the man targeting his hand, according to Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws. The newspaper said the man stabbed two people with a knife but added it was not clear whether they sustained serious injuries.

Police have cordoned off the busy street of Bevrijdingslaan in Ghent, in the immediate aftermath of the incident.

Local newspapers quoted the Belgian Public Prosecutor as saying that they are waiting for a full investigation before making an official comment on the motives behind the attack.

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