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Woman shot by police after stabbing three people on a bus in Brussels

Police opened fire when she refused to stand down, according to Belgium’s public broadcaster.

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A WOMAN STABBED three people on a bus in Brussels today and was then shot by local police on the street outside.

She refused to stand down so police opened fire, according to local media. One of the victims was slightly injured, the other two are more serious.

Public broadcaster RTBF quoted sources as saying police did not believe the incident was an act of terrorism, and that the assailant may have not have been politically motivated.

The incident took place on Uccle Vanderkindere street, near the crossroads of La Bascule in the Belgian capital.

Belgians have been on high alert since local Islamic State militants carried out the attacks in Paris last November, suicide bombings in Brussels itself in March.

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