Belgian Premier, Police Confer Following Machete Attack

BRUSSELS (AP) -
Police secure the scene, at the police headquarters in Charleroi, Belgium on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. Two female officers were attacked and wounded by a man wielding a machete and shouting "Allahu Akhbar" outside a police station in the Belgian city of Charleroi on Saturday, police said. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
Police secure the scene of the attack at the police headquarters in Charleroi, Belgium on Aug. 6. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Belgium’s prime minister met Sunday with the country’s security services following an attack by a machete-wielding man on two policewomen that left one officer with deep facial wounds.

As of Sunday morning, Belgian authorities had released no information on the assailant, who shouted “All-hu Akbar!” during the attack Saturday outside the main police station in Charleroi. The man was shot and killed by police.

Following the attack, Prime Minister Charles Michel cut short his vacation in southern France and returned to Belgium. He is talking Sunday morning with the chiefs of the federal police and other security agencies.

Michel’s spokesman, Barend Leyts, says the independent OCAM agency that assesses risks to Belgium’s internal security was consulted and decided to keep the current threat level unchanged.