Woman attacked three people as they were getting off a bus in Brussels
Armed police arrived and shot her in the arm when she failed to comply
Two people have have been taken to hospital, one with serious injuries
Three people have been injured by a machete-wielding woman who went on the rampage in Brussels before being shot by police, it has emerged.
The attacker lunged at passengers, stabbing one in the back and one in the stomach as they were getting off a bus in the Uccle area of the Belgian capital this afternoon.
She is said to have fled to a nearby gallery before armed police descended on the scene.
They warned her several times before shooting her in the arm and arresting her when she failed to back down.
Local media have reported that two people have been taken to hospital, one with serious and one with minor injuries.
Sources close to the investigation say police do not believe the incident was terrorism or politically motivated and the assailant is said to have had mental health problems.
Pictures from the scene show how police have sealed off the street as an as an investigation gets underway.
Mayor Armand de Decker reportedly told local media: ‘When police arrived the person threatened an old lady with a knife wickedly. The police ordered her to drop the knife, she did not.
‘They shot her in the arm, and that was it done.’
Brussels has been on high alert since local ISIS militants carried out the attacks in Paris last November and suicide bombings in Brussels itself in March.
Since a man killed 85 people in Nice last month by driving a truck into Bastille Day crowds, a string of less violent incidents elsewhere on the continent has kept Europeans on edge.