First Sydney now hostage situation reported from Belgium
Nirapad News : A man has been taken hostage inside a flat by four armed men in the Belgian city of Ghent, reports said on Monday.
As per reports, the four men barged into the flat in the Dampoort area of the city, in northern Belgium, and took the man hostage, BBC reported.
Police have cordoned off the area and asked residents to stay indoors.
Police said they were not sure what was going on inside the apartment.
It was reported that around three persons had given themselves up without violence, but it was still not clear whether they were suspects.
According to local prosecutors, they had no input on the incident being linked to terrorism or Islamic State.
They added that the incident was not of the type being witnessed in Sydney.
Ghent police head Filip Rasschaert told De Standaard website that a hostage could be involved and that federal authorities were in control of the situation. Website