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Belgian premier, police confer following machete attack

  • Police secure the scene, at the police headquarters in Charleroi, Belgium on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016.  Two female officers were attacked and wounded by a man wielding a machete and shouting "Allahu Akhbar" outside a police station in the Belgian city of Charleroi on Saturday, police said.  (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    Police secure the scene, at the police headquarters in Charleroi, Belgium on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016.  Two female officers were attacked and wounded by a man wielding a machete and shouting "Allahu Akhbar" outside a police station in the Belgian city of Charleroi on Saturday, police said. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)  (The Associated Press)

  • A police officer secures the scene near the police headquarters in Charleroi, Belgium, on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016.  A man attacked two police officers with a weapon near the police headquarters on Saturday before being apprehended. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    A police officer secures the scene near the police headquarters in Charleroi, Belgium, on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016. A man attacked two police officers with a weapon near the police headquarters on Saturday before being apprehended. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel speaks during a media conference at the prime ministers office in Brussels on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. A man attacked two police officers with a machete near the police headquarters in Charleroi, Belgium on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 before being apprehended. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel speaks during a media conference at the prime ministers office in Brussels on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. A man attacked two police officers with a machete near the police headquarters in Charleroi, Belgium on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 before being apprehended. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)  (The Associated Press)

Belgium's prime minister is meeting with the country's security services following an attack by a machete-wielding man on two policewomen that left one officer with deep facial wounds.

As of Sunday morning, Belgian authorities had released no information on the assailant, who shouted "Allahu akbar!" during the attack Saturday outside the main police station in Charleroi. The man was shot and killed by police.

Following the attack, Prime Minister Charles Michel broke off his vacation in southern France and returned to Belgium. He is talking Sunday morning with the chiefs of the federal police and other security agencies.

Michel's spokesman, Barend Leyts, says the independent OCAM agency that assesses risks to Belgium's internal security was consulted and decided to keep the current threat level unchanged.