A man has been shot in the centre of Brussels after attacking two soldiers with a knife, according to reports.
Pictures from the scene show the area cordoned off with police and emergency services in the street.
One witness, Ryan MacDonald, said he heard the sound of a gunshot.
It was not clear whether the attacker had survived the shooting on Friday. Brussels police did not immediately comment on the incident.
“Sound of gunshot, heavy police presence outside,” Mr MacDonald wrote on Twitter.
Another witness said he heard “two loud bangs and a load of sirens”.
The attack took place on Boulevard Emile Jacqmain in the centre of Brussels, local media reported.