Terrorist Suspect Back in Belgium

PolitiChicks.comBRUSSELS, Belgium:  Belgian officials report that the terrorist who fled from a shootout in Verviers, Belgium, had been returned to Brussels. Two of the other terrorist suspects were gunned down by police after the suspects opened fire on officers outside of their flat. The third suspect at the scene was able to escape capture by Belgian police and made his way across the French border.

French authorities reported they caught the alleged terrorist suspect and his brother as they attempted to cross the French border into Italy. The 25 year old suspect is reported to be a central figure in the terrorist outfit. At this time, his brother has not been confirmed as a member of the terrorist group.

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The Belgian officials further reported that the suspect will be brought before the Brussels magistrates as soon as possible. The terrorist raids across Belgium have been ongoing since the Paris attacks on Charlie Hebdo in January.

In a related story, Belgian Police are warning government officials that they are becoming exhausted mentally and physically from the increased work load associated with the nations raised terrorist level. Though Police Union Leaders say they do not wish to see the threat lowered, they have requested that additional officers be hired to help balance the workload. The Police leaders are asking for an additional 3,000 officers.

Shannon Grady

South Carolina Politichick Shannon Grady came to the staff in late 2013 with experience writing political pieces on US foreign, domestic, and education policy for SGPAction.com. Shannon has also been a guest commentator on The PonyTail Patriot BlogTalkRadio show. Shannon brings a unique perspective to European politics as she is able to cover events happening across Europe from the heart of the EU, while living in Brussels, Belgium. Her articles include original coverage of the Memorial Day events at Flanders Field, Belgium and the 70th anniversary D-Day events in Normandy, France. Shannon has a BA in History from the University of South Carolina, a Masters from Webster University, and recently finished her doctorate program at Liberty University where she focused on Educational Leadership and Administration. She currently teaches online AP courses in Macro and Micro Economics and AP US history. She is the wife of active duty Army officer LTC Matthew Grady who is currently assigned to NATO in Belgium and the mother of one rambunctious little boy. Follow Shannon on Twitter: @SGPAExPat

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