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Suspect 'Neutralized' in Deadly Belgian Shooting, Hostage Standoff



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    Forensic police investigate at the scene of a shooting in Liege, Belgium, Tuesday, May 29, 2018. A gunman killed three people, including two police officers, in the Belgian city of Liege on Tuesday, a city official said. Police later killed the attacker, and other officers were wounded in the shooting.(AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

    A person took teenagers hostage at a high school in the Belgian city of Liege Tuesday after fatally shooting two police officers and a civilian, NBC News reported.

    The suspect was "neutralized," according to the provincial governor, while the city's Twitter account confirmed the three deaths and reported that local school children "are safe and sound."

    The Liege police chief said the man had stabbed two female officers, ages 45 and 53, then shot them with their own handguns and went on to wound four other officers, The Associated Press reported.

    Belgian police officers were the target of knife attacks in August and October 2016.

    And dozens of people were killed in March of that year in an attack on the Brussels airport and subway system.