BREAKING: Knife-wielding man takes 15 people hostage in busy supermarket



Armed police have surrounded the supermarket, near Brussels, Belgium, and are attempting to secure the release of the 15 civilians amid fears the hostage taker may also have a gun as well as a knife.
Reports suggest the perpetrator entered the Carrefour supermarket, in Vorst, and attempted to steal money from the till.
When this failed he panicked and took 15 shoppers hostage before barricading himself inside the store.
Special units of the federal police department are on the scene and have cordoned off the surrounding area.
The hostage taker has made a statement to police saying he... read more

 
18 October 2016 in World News, Views: 39
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