Belgian authorities sought to deflect questions on Wednesday over the granting of a 48-hour leave from prison for a convicted criminal, Benjamin Herman, known to have been radicalized in jail, who killed three people in the Belgian city of Liege.
Belgian Nationals have bombarded Belgian authorities after giving a 48-hour leave from prison to a convicted criminal known to have been radicalized in jail.
During his leave from prison, Benjamin Herman 36, killed two police officers and a bystander on Tuesday before getting gunned down.
He also suspected of murdering an associate of his who was found dead in his home.
According to reports, Belgium intelligence do not necessarily inform the police or prisons when someone is suspected to be a radical.
This was his fourteenth time since his conviction to get temporary leave, a system set up to help convicts prepare to reintegrate into society when released. His was term was to end in 2020.