Train sta­tion blast be­ing treated as ter­ror at­tack

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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.

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