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Hostage Situation In Brussels Supermarket Concludes After Hostagetaker Surrenders

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Update: the hostage situation has concluded after the suspect surrendered to police. According to newspaper Derniere Heure, witnesses report that the hostage taker's only statement was that he "doesn't want to go to jail." It is unlikely he will get his wish.


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According to Le Soir, a hostage situation has unfolded in a Carrefour supermarket in Vorst, outside of Brussels in Belgium.


Belgian media reporting that a man armed with a knife has 15 ppl hostage in a Carrefour supermarket in Vorst, a municipality in Brussels.


— Lucy Kafanov (@LucyKafanov)



Re: hostage situation in
- local media reports police are on scene. There's speculation it could be a robbery gone wrong.


— Lucy Kafanov (@LucyKafanov)



Police: 15 people held hostage at a supermarket in Forest, Belgium; motive unknown - Le Soir


— Jewhadi™ (@JewhadiTM)


According to reports, a single man armed with either a knife or a gun is holding 15 people hostage following a failed robbery attempt.


The special units of the Federal Police are en route to the scene.


Developing story.





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