An overnight manhunt for the shooter, who is thought to have killed two Swedish nationals in a terrorist incident in Brussels has come to an end after he was shot by police.
The automatic rifle attack on Monday resulted in the deaths of two Swedes and serious injuries to a third.
In his attack in central Brussels, the 45-year-old, who identified himself as a member of Islamic State and claimed responsibility in a video released online, is also accused of injuring another Swedish citizen.
“This is a time for more security, we can’t be naive,” Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson told a news conference in Stockholm, calling for stricter border controls in Europe.
“These terrorists want to scare us into obedience and silence. That will not happen,” he said.
Emergency personnel tried to revive the suspect, but they were unsuccessful; his demise was later verified at a hospital, according to the NCCN, and a military weapon was discovered at the cafe.
According to Belgian officials, there might be a connection between the attack and the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, according to RTBF, the country’s state broadcaster.