Muselman With ‘Explosives Belt’ Shot By Brussels Police, Explosions at Central Station
Reports claim that there have been explosions at the main railway station in Brussels and that police have ordered people to evacuate the building.
The Brussels Public prosecutor has said that there have been no civilian deaths or injuries in the incident. The prosecutor’s office has not so far specified whether the man shot has died or is being treated for his injuries and have not identified the man.
Witnesses now say that the man shot by authorities at the station yelled “Allah u Ackbar” before being subdued.
UKIP MEP David Coburn, who was in the vicinity of the railway station as the incident took place, said he saw people running away “with look of terror on their faces.”
News agency Reuters claim that an attacker has been shot by the police and is thought to have been wearing a suicide belt explosive device.
Brussels police have released a brief statement on Twitter saying that the incident is “under control” and only one person, referred to as a “private individual,” was involved.
Peter De Waele of the federal police has commented on the incident saying, “According to initial findings, there is not much damage, but more details are missing for now,” and added that the incident was still under investigation.
There are also reports that witnesses heard gunfire at the station along with the explosions. One man has reportedly been shot, though there have been no confirmed reports of casualties so far by the authorities.
All train traffic into Brussels Central station has been halted according to the SNCB, the government-owned railway company in Belgium.