An armed man has taken about 15 people hostage in a supermarket.1canThe incident happened in the Forest suburb of Brussels, police has reported.

It is not known if the hostage is terror related, but local media is claiming the situation arose after an attempted robbery went wrong.

The area was quickly sealed off, and a special team, supported by a helicopter, was sent to disarm the suspect.  Within minutes, the man, who appeared to have issued no demands, was apprehended.