Three men arrested in Belgian hostage siege after police lockdown
By Zabihullah Moosakhail - Mon Dec 15 2014, 4:31 pm
But police say a hostage allegedly held by the men was released unharmed.
The alleged motive remains unclear but Belgian authorities have been at pains to say it was “nothing political”.
Federal police spokeswoman Annemie Serlippens said: “There appears to be nothing political.”
“We are sure that it has nothing to do with terrorism. We think it might be drug related.”
Four armed men had been reported entering the apartment block early on Monday in the working-class neighborhood, prompting police to set up a large security operation to keep bystanders away.
After several hours, at least two men left the building with their hands up. It was unclear how the third man came out or whether police were still looking for more suspects.