Belgian police: 4 armed men enter house in Ghent
GHENT, Belgium (AP) – Four armed men have entered an apartment in the western Belgian city of Ghent, and police have blocked off a wide perimeter around the area.
Police said Monday that two hours in it was still unclear what the intention was, and there was no information available either about the armed men who entered the apartment block or whether they had taken hostages.
By midmorning a big police operation had been set up in the working-class neighborhood to keep bystanders away from the scene.
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Belgium hostage drama: Police standoff as ‘four armed men take hostage in apartment building’
Around 30 special police have been called out to the developing situation in Ghent, a city in the north west of the country, this morning
Four armed men have reportedly taken a hostage leading to a tense standoff with police at an apartment building in Belgium.
Around 30 special police have been called out to the developing situation in Ghent, a city in the north west of the country, this morning.
The Belgium hostage situation comes as the police in Australia continue to deal with a standoff with a suspected gunman in Syndey, who is holding a number of hostages inside a cafe. Follow live coverage of the Sydney siege here.