Belgian police shoot 'knifeman' who stabbed two people in Ghent

A woman was shot in the hand by police in the Belgian city of Ghent on Sunday after attacking two pedestrians, local media reported, but authorities said nothing yet indicated the incident was terror related.

According to Het Laatste Nieuws, the victims were taken to hospital with knife wounds but their lives were not in danger.

A spokesman for the prosecutor's office said Belgian police and the public prosecutor's office of East Flanders were investigating the event.

'There is currently no indication that the incident that took place in Ghent was of a terrorist nature,' the office said.

The street, located in northwest of the Dutch-speaking canal city, was closed on Sunday evening with large numbers of police and rescue services at the scene, media said. 

It comes after armed police shot dead a suspected terrorist - feared to be wearing a suicide vest - after at least two people were stabbed in London. 

Police in Belgium have shot a woman who witnesses said attacked two people with a knife

Police in Belgium have shot a woman who witnesses said attacked two people with a knife

The suspect was reportedly injured by officers in Ghent during the incident on Bevrijdingslaan

The suspect was reportedly injured by officers in Ghent during the incident on Bevrijdingslaan

Pictures show a woman pinned to the ground by police on the busy road as witnesses watch in horror

Pictures show a woman pinned to the ground by police on the busy road as witnesses watch in horror

The Metropolitan Police said the London shooting occurred at around 2pm on Streatham High Road on Sunday.

The force believes there are also 'two injured victims' from the incident and are awaiting updates on their condition.

In an earlier tweet, the Met said: 'At this stage it is believed a number of people have been stabbed.

'The circumstances are being assessed; the incident has been declared as terrorist-related.' 

Armed police in London have shot a man after a number of people were stabbed during a knife rampage in the middle of a busy high street in broad daylight - three months after two were killed in London Bridge horror

Armed police in London have shot a man after a number of people were stabbed during a knife rampage in the middle of a busy high street in broad daylight - three months after two were killed in London Bridge horror

Officers raced to the scene outside a supermarket on High Road in Streatham at around 2pm today following reports of gunfire

Officers raced to the scene outside a supermarket on High Road in Streatham at around 2pm today following reports of gunfire

A 19-year-old student from Streatham, claimed to have witnessed the shooting on Streatham High Road in front of a Boots store.

He said: 'I was crossing the road when I saw a man with a machete and silver canisters on his chest being chased by what I assume was an undercover police officer - as they were in civilian clothing.

'The man was then shot. I think I heard three gun shots but I can't quite remember.

'After that I ran into the library to get to safety.

'From the library I saw a load of ambulances and armed police officers arrive on the scene.'

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