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Two Brussels police officers stabbed; prosecutors say it may be terror-related

A security perimeter has been set around the scene where two police officers were stabbed on October 5, 2016 in the Schaerbeek neighbourhood in Brussels. (DIRK WAEM/AFP/Getty Images)

BRUSSELS –€” Two police officers have been stabbed by a knife-wielding man in Brussels in an incident that prosecutors say could be terror-related.

A security perimeter has been set around the scene where two police officers were stabbed on October 5, 2016 in the Schaerbeek neighbourhood in Brussels. (DIRK WAEM/AFP/Getty Images)

A security perimeter has been set around the scene where two police officers were stabbed on October 5, 2016 in the Schaerbeek neighbourhood in Brussels. (DIRK WAEM/AFP/Getty Images)

The man stabbed one officer in the neck and the other in the abdomen in the city’s Schaerbeek neighborhood on Wednesday and then fled the scene, officials said.

The assailant was stopped by a second group of police. He broke the nose of one officer, who then shot the man in the leg.

“We have reason to believe that it is terror-related,” federal prosecutor’s spokesman Eric Van Der Sypt said.

He declined to provide details or explain why prosecutors think the attack was linked to terrorism.

The officers who were stabbed are “not in a life-threatening condition,” Van Der Sypt said.

Belgium has been on high alert since 32 people were killed in suicide bombing attacks on the Brussels airport and subway on March 22.

CNN contributed to this report.