Hostage released unharmed as Belgian police detain three men following standoff in Ghent

December 15, 2014 5:25 PM

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Hostage released unharmed as Belgian police detain three men following standoff in Ghent

GHENT, Belgium - Belgian police detained three men after they took a hostage Monday in an apartment building in the western city of Ghent. The hostage was released unharmed.

It was still unclear why the men had taken the hostage but it was not an act of terror, federal police spokeswoman Annemie Serlippens said.

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