3 Killed at Jewish Museum, Suspect Detained
Officials in Brussels raise anti-terror measures
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 24, 2014 10:55 AM CDT
Updated May 24, 2014 5:25 PM CDT
Forensic experts examine the site of a shooting at the Jewish museum in Brussels, Saturday, May 24, 2014.   (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)

(Newser) – Three people were shot dead and a fourth seriously wounded in an armed attack at the Jewish Museum in Brussels today, officials said. Police detained one suspect and were looking for a second. The bloodshed, which came on the eve of national and European Parliament elections, led officials to immediately raise anti-terror measures. Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, who was in the vicinity, said the scene "was terrible and left me shocked" as he saw the bodies of two of the victims lying at the entrance of the museum, located in the swanky Sablon neighborhood of Belgium's capital.

Reynders said that "you cannot help to think that when we see a Jewish museum, you think of an anti-Semitic act. But the investigation will have to show the causes." Interior Minister Joelle Milquet told reporters that the shooter apparently parked a car outside before entering the Jewish Museum. She added the gunman "apparently fired rather quickly, went outside and left." The three dead were two women and a man, and all were struck by bullets in the face or throat, said the prosecutor's office. One suspect was detained after he drove away from the museum, and one who left on foot is being sought. Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo expressed support for the Jewish community, saying, "All Belgians are united." Click for more on the story.

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bearmon2010
May 25, 2014 6:39 AM CDT
That's very sad. Same things students hates some other students in the school. They are almost like racists too. Students in School should learn from Jews that we should love one another and respect one another in school no matter what. No popular or preference friends are need. Be together and love thy neighbor, period. No, schools are evil and disgusting that are full of hatred such as bullies and racist and judge one another. Sad!
IronmanREV3
May 24, 2014 7:03 PM CDT
People of the United States of America and the World, Notice how they don't mention a Nationality,I would bet it was Islamic Muslim Terrorists.
K.C.
May 24, 2014 6:54 PM CDT
Another stark example of the fact that hatred of the Jewish people still flourishes.