Report: Armed suspect shot by police in Belgian city

An armed man was shot by police when he refused to drop his handgun Monday evening in the Belgian city of Ghent, the news agency Belga reported, citing authorities.

Police declared the incident over and said there was no terrorist motive in the shooting, though the street remained blocked.

The suspect suffered a gunshot wounded but was alive after the shooting.

There were no other details available about the shooting, which police said occured around 6 pm (1600 GMT) in the centre of the Flemish city in north-west Belgium, according to the report.

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