Brussels, Belgium- Soldiers shot a terrorist following a small explosion in the Central Railway Station. The suspect was reported to have shouted “Allah Akbar” prior to detonating an explosive device. The man may have also been wearing an additional explosive device according to several reports.
Here a witness describes the terrorist attack as he passed through the railway station:
Nicolas Van Herrewegen, a railway sorting agent, told reporters he had gone down to the station’s mezzanine level when he heard someone shouting.
“Then he cried ‘Allahu Akbar’ and he blew up a trolley,” he was quoted by AFP news agency as saying.
“I was behind a wall when it exploded. I went down and alerted my colleagues to evacuate everyone. He [the suspect] was still around but after that we didn’t see him.”
“It wasn’t exactly a big explosion but the impact was pretty big,” he added. “People were running away.”
Mr Van Herrewegen described the suspect as well-built and tanned with short hair, wearing a white shirt and jeans.
“I saw that he had something on him because I could see wires emerging, so it may have been a suicide vest,” he said.- BBC
No one was injured in the explosion and the status of the suspected terrorist is unknown. Belgian authorities have not released any information about the suspect yet. No known terrorist organizations have claimed responsibility for the attack.
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