Train station blast being treated as terror attack
BRUSSELS | Belgian authorities said they foiled a terror attack Tuesday when soldiers shot a suspect after a small explosion at a busy Brussels train station that continued a week of attacks in the capitals of Europe.
Federal prosecutor Eric Van der Sypt said soldiers “neutralized” a suspect at the Central Station immediately after the explosion there on Tuesday night and “we do not know if the man is still alive or that he is dead. This incident is considered as a terrorist attack.”
Authorities set up a wide perimeter around the Central Station, located near the city’s famed Grand Place square. Mr. Van der Sypt said no one else was injured besides the suspect and the damage from the explosion was limited. The attack, which took place during a rare heatwave in Belgium, came around 8.30 p.m., well after the evening rush hour had dissipated.