Breaking Update: Suicide Bomber Yells ‘Allahu Akbar’ and Tries to Blow Himself Up in Brussels Train Station

UPDATED 2:20 pm Pacific

From Daily Mail:

A suspected suicide bomber who allegedly shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ and triggered an explosive vest at Brussels Central Station has been gunned down and killed by soldiers.

Shots rang out soon after 9pm as police and soldiers moved in ‘to neutralise a suspect who was threatening civilians,’ said an investigating source.

Initial reports suggested the suspect was wearing a rucksack packed with explosives, while witnesses later claimed he tried to blow up a trolley or a suitcase.

Tourists were among those who fled in panic, and within a few minutes nearby shops and restaurants were shutting down.

Terrified passengers inside the station ran towards the tracks as they tried to avoid the blast. There were no other casualties reported and police quickly said the situation was ‘under control’.

From Daily Mail UK:

The centre of Brussels was evacuated tonight after a suspected suicide bomber blew himself up in the Belgium capital’s Central Station.

Shots rang out soon after 9pm as police and soldiers moved in ‘to neutralise a suspect who was threatening civilians,’ said an investigating source.

The suspect was said to be wearing a rucksack packed with explosives around Belgium’s busiest railway station.

Tourists were among those who fled in panic, and within a few minutes nearby shops and restaurants were shutting down.

The Grand Place, the city’s most popular tourist spot, was completely evacuated because of fears that the man might not be acting alone.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4622952/Explosion-reported-Brussels-central-station.html#ixzz4kZjNaUZl

Related Articles

Back to top button
Close
Close

Please disable ad blocker.

We work hard to write our articles and provide you with the content you enjoy. The ads on the site allow us to continue our work while feeding our families. If you'd please whitelist our site in your ad blocker or remove your ad blocker altogether, we'd greatly appreciate it. Thank you!