There are reports of two explosions at Brussels Central Station, where a man wearing what appeared to be an explosive belt has been “neutralized” in what Belgian authorities are calling a terror attack:
Federal and Brussels Prosecutor's Office consider incident in #Brussels Central Station as terror attack.
— Belgium MFA 🇧🇪 (@BelgiumMFA) June 20, 2017
Belgian prosecutor: #Brussels suspect shouted "allahu kbar" before detonating suitcase, man shot by military but alive, no further injured
— DW Europe (@dw_europe) June 20, 2017
Belgian bomb squad (DOVO) confirming a suicide vest has been dismantled at #Brussels railway station https://t.co/zw8BOclHD1
— Roeland Roovers (@r0eland) June 20, 2017
Twee luide ontploffingen in Brussel Cebtraal. Voor mijn neus. Dan snelle knallen na elkaar. pic.twitter.com/FDqVAjgGYg
— Rémy Bonnaffé (@remybonnaffe) June 20, 2017
Arrivée de plusieurs voitures de police, soldats déployés, périmètre de sécurité encore élargi. #GareCentrale #Bruxelles pic.twitter.com/xPP6vnuwEQ
— Olivier le Bussy (@OlileBussy) June 20, 2017
Local media reports indicate the suspect shouted “Allah akhbar” before being shot:
Un agent de triage : "Il a crié que les djihadistes existeront toujours, puis Allahu Akbar, avant de faire exploser son trolley" pic.twitter.com/YvRrZyDcbN
— Julien Balboni (@julienbalbo) June 20, 2017
#Belgium #Brussels – after a trolley exploded. According to the same worker the man shouted allahu akbar right before being shot.
— Terror Events (@TerrorEvents) June 20, 2017
According to @HLN_BE witnesses say the suspect in #Brussels Central Station yelled "Allahu akbar" before he was shot https://t.co/UO6hQFF809
— Nick Short 🇺🇸 (@PoliticalShort) June 20, 2017
#UPDATE Suspect in Brussels train station blast shouted "Allahu Akbar," according to a witness
— AFP news agency (@AFP) June 20, 2017
Belgian authorities won’t confirm if the suspect is dead or alive, but are saying there are no further injuries.
BREAKING: The Brussels prosecutor's office says there appears to be no civilian injuries or deaths from a train station explosion .
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 20, 2017
The situation in #Brussels is under control, but keep following the instructions of @CrisiscenterBE and @ZPZ_PolBru. pic.twitter.com/OzVBzopKLz
— Belgium MFA 🇧🇪 (@BelgiumMFA) June 20, 2017
The Independent reports:
The main square and central station in Belgium’s capital Brussels have evacuated by place after reports of a blast.
Witnesses said La Grande Place was cleared in seconds, while others took pictures of a fire in the nearby Central Station.
Belgian media have reported a man wearing a explosive belt has been “neutralised” by police.
Local police tweeted about an “incident with an individual at Brussels Central station”.
It said: “The situation is under control but please follow the instructions [of police]”.
Incident avec un particulier à la gare #BruxellesCentral #Bruxelles
Situation sous contrôle mais veuillez suivre les instructions @SNCB https://t.co/QAHdzh9oGO
— PolBru (@zpz_polbru) June 20, 2017
Just yesterday I reported here at PJ Media on an attempted attack on police in Paris.
Paris Terror Attack Targets Police on the Champs-Elysees, Suspect is Yet Another #KnownWolf https://t.co/99jAq9kTPH via @pjmedia_com pic.twitter.com/4ValTLAV7C
— Patrick Poole (@pspoole) June 19, 2017
In March 2016 I reported on the dual attacks on the Brussels Airport and the Maelbeek train station that killed 34 and wounded more than one hundred.
BREAKING: Reports of new explosions in Brussels. Follow my LIVE BLOG on these terror attacks ==> https://t.co/evRbPJw1S3 via @pjmedia_com
— Patrick Poole (@pspoole) March 22, 2016
The attack at Maelbeek was close to the U.S. embassy, Royal Palace and Council of the E.U. https://t.co/kEGXJ8njI1 pic.twitter.com/ddBzUlAk5L
— Post Graphics (@PostGraphics) March 22, 2016
Last December Belgian authorities thwarted attacks during Christmas:
Merry Christmas, infidel ==> Belgium: 10 Teenagers Arrested For Plotting Christmas Bomb Blast Attacks https://t.co/5eF3QCYnuo
— Patrick Poole (@pspoole) December 19, 2016
Going back to April, I warned of a possible “Summer of Terror.”
Get Ready For a 'Summer of Terror' https://t.co/A2oYpaYk62 #SummerofTerror via @pjmedia_com
— Patrick Poole (@pspoole) June 6, 2017
Much as we saw last year:
Closing Out 2016's 'Summer of Terror': Since Nice 90 Days Ago, 20 Terror Attacks in the West, One Every 100 Hours https://t.co/A0hoNrTcMF pic.twitter.com/B0NBKDTNDU
— Patrick Poole (@pspoole) October 12, 2016
With attacks on a near-daily basis, the ‘Summer of Terror’ may already be in full swing.
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