Military shoot suspect following explosion at Brussels Central Station

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 02:12PM
Police said the situation is "under control," according to ABC News.


BRUSSELS, Belgium - Brussels police have tweeted that the situation is "under control" following reports of an explosion-like noises heard at a Brussels train station, which prompted the evacuation of a main square.

A senior Belgian law enforcement official told ABC News that the military shot one suspect.

Broadcaster RTL quoted Fires Services spokesman Pierre Meys confirming that some kind of an explosion had happened in the city's Central station on Tuesday. Meys could not say what had caused the blast.

He could only confirm that firefighters were at the scene.

The Belgian capital's Grand Place, a major tourist site, was evacuated along with the station about 200 meters (656 feet) away.

Belgium has been on high alert since suicide bombers killed 32 people on the Brussels subway and at an airport on March 22, 2016.

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