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Two police officers and bystander shot dead by gunman who took woman hostage in Liege, Belgium

TWO POLICE OFFICERS and a bystander have been shot dead in the Belgian city of Liege.

Public broadcaster RTBF is reporting that the gunman is now dead.

It said the gunman fled the scene, taking a cleaning woman hostage at a nearby school, but he was later “neutralised”.

The Associated Press described the incident as “a hostage situation”.

Two other people have been wounded. Spokeswoman for the Liege prosecutor’s office Catherine Collignon told AFP.

The shooting happened near a cafe on the Boulevard d’Avroy. There was no immediate indication that the incident was terror-related but Interior Minister Jan Jambon said the anti-terrorist crisis centre was monitoring the situation.

Belgian police and military have been on alert since suicide bombers killed 32 people at the Brussels airport and subway system in 2016.

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