Belgium police attacker 'killed someone day before'

Belgian Interior Minister Jan Jambon says that a man who shot dead two police officers and a bystander in Liege on Tuesday had already killed another person the day before the attack.

Mr Jambon told broadcaster RTL Wednesday that the shooter, identified as 36-year-old Benjamin Herman, “also committed a murder the night before”.

Mr Jambon confirmed that the person was a former inmate who did prison time with Herman.

A police man stands next to a man who holds his head in his hands at the scene of a shooting in Liege, Belgium, Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Source: Associated Press

Herman is alleged to have killed the man on Monday evening by hitting him over the head with a blunt object.

Herman was killed in a shootout with police on Tuesday after stabbing two female police officers, stealing their handguns and shooting them.

Belgian Special Police at the scene of a shooting in Liege, Belgium, Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Source: Associated Press

He also shot dead a man sitting in a nearby car.

Herman was on a two-day release from prison at the time of the shootings.