Belgium shooting: Prisoner who killed three people in Liege ‘also killed another person the day before’

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Belgium shooting: Prisoner who killed three people in Liege 'also killed another person the day before'

The attacker was killed in a shootout with police on Tuesday after stabbing two female police officers A man who shot dead two police officers and a bystander in Liege had already killed another person the day before the attack, Belgium ‘s interior minister has said.

Jan Jambon told broadcaster RTL that the gunman, identified as Benjamin Herman, "also committed a murder the night before".

Mr Jambon confirmed that the victim was a former inmate who did prison time with Herman.

Herman is alleged to have killed the man on Monday evening by hitting him over the head with a blunt object. Belgian Special Police at the scene of the shooting (AP) He was eventually killed in a shootout with police on Tuesday after stabbing two female police officers, stealing their handguns and shooting them.

The two officers have been named as Soraya Belkacemi, 53, and Lucille Garcia, 45. Police officers Soraya Belkacemi, left, and Lucille Garcia, right, were killed in the gun attack (Facebook) He also shot dead a man sitting in a nearby car, named as Cyril Vangriecken, 22.

He later took a cleaner hostage before being shot dead by police.Tributes have poured in for the three people killed in the attack, […]

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