Wednesday, 24 February 2021
A hostage situation took place at a prison in Bruges this evening.
An inmate, possibly a woman who has been detained for some time for murder, took a jailer hostage with a sharp object.
Special forces arrived on the scene and set up a perimeter with heavy police presence.
After negotiations with the hostage taker, the situation was resolved just before 6:00 PM. An ambulance also arrived on the scene.
The local police in Bruges confirmed to HLN that there was one person taken hostage and a hostage-taker, but could not say anything more about the circumstances.
The Brussels Times