Terrorism-related charges laid in Belgian machete attack
Police secure an area in front of the Belgian Prime Minister's office, prior to a media conference in Brussels on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. A man attacked two police officers with a machete near the police headquarters in Charleroi, Belgium on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 before being apprehended. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, December 1, 2016 9:47AM EST
BRUSSELS -- Belgian authorities have charged two people with terrorist offences linked to a machete attack on two police officers earlier this year.
The federal prosecutor's office announced Thursday that two of six people detained earlier this week were charged with participating in a terror organization and attempted murder in a terror context.
A 33-year-old Algerian attacked and wounded two women officers with a machete at Charleroi's police station on Aug. 6. He was shot dead by a third officer.
On Wednesday, police detained six people and seized a number of knives in anti-terror raids linked to the August attack. Three people were released; the case of one other is pending; and two -- a man and woman in their thirties -- were arrested.