December 15, Ghent, Brussels. With one hostage crisis brewing in Sydney at the hands of an Islamic extremist, it is disconcerting to discover a second international situation.
Authorities were called after a group of gunmen were observed entering an apartment building in the Dampoort district. It appears these men have taken a hostage. At present, there are no indications that this is at all related to Islam or jihad.
There are no details available as to the identity of the assailants or the victim.
H/T: Daily Mail