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Updated: Sun, 25 May 2014 06:53:07 GMT | By The Associated Press, cbc.ca

Brussels police hunt lone suspect in Jewish Museum attack



Forensic experts examine the site of a shooting at the Jewish museum in Brussels, Saturday, May 24, 2014. Belgian officials say that at least three people have been killed in gunfire at the Jewish Museum in Brussels. Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, in a post on Twitter, said he was "shocked by the murders committed at the Jewish Museum" on Saturday afternoon. He said he had seen the bodies of the victims. At least three persons were killed in the incident, and a Brussels fire department spokesman said one person was wounded. (© AP Photo/Yves Logghe)

Forensic experts examine the site of a shooting at the Jewish museum in Brussels, Saturday, May 24, 2014. Belgian officials say that at least three people have been killed in gunfire at the Jewish Museum in Brussels. Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, in a post on Twitter, said he was "shocked by the murders committed at the Jewish Museum" on Saturday afternoon. He said he had seen the bodies of the victims. At least three persons were killed in the incident, and a Brussels fire department spokesman said one person was wounded. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe) The Associated Press

Prosecutors on Sunday said they are looking for a lone suspect in the lethal weekend shooting spree at the Brussels Jewish Museum that left three people dead and one in critical condition.

Deputy prosecutor Ine Van Wymersch said the suspect "probably acted alone, was armed and well prepared."

Police had detained one suspect late Saturday but he was soon released and is now considered a witness.

The fourth victim "is still alive but in a very critical condition," she said. An Israeli couple and a French woman were killed and a Belgian was injured in the attack.

The attack, which came on the eve of national and European Parliament elections, led officials to immediately raise anti-terror measures and protection of Jewish sites.

A motive was not yet given, but the government has said it had the hallmarks of an anti-Semitic attack.

"Nobody has claimed this attack. All options are still open," Van Wymersch said.

She said authorities would publish video taken around the time of the attack at the Jewish Museum later Sunday. She called on the public at large to cooperate in hunting down the suspect.

Interior Minister Joelle Milquet has said that the shooter parked a car outside before entering the Jewish Museum, "fired rather quickly, went outside and left."

Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo expressed support for the Jewish community and said "all Belgians are united" in their condemnation.

In France, the interior minister said Sunday that two Jewish men were attacked as they left a synagogue in the Paris area just hours after the Brussels shooting.

Bernard Caseneuve ordered police around France to increase security at Jewish houses of worship and other Jewish establishments.

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