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Brussels Station Explosive – Man ‘Wearing Explosive Belt’ Shot By Police

Brussels Station Explosive - Man 'Wearing Explosive Belt' Shot By Police

Brussels anti-terror police last night “neutralised” a suspect wearing an explosives belt who had set off a small explosion inside the city’s central train station.

The station and the adjacent historic downtown area, packed with tourists, was evacuated as police set up a security cordon at around 9pm local time, witnesses said.

“There was an accident at Central Station. There was an explosion around a person. That person was neutralised by the soldiers that were on the scene,” a police spokesman said.

“At the moment, the police are in numbers at the station and everything is under control.”

Passengers at the train station fled in panic after the incident.

It was unclear whether the suspect was killed in the operation and there were no other casualties reported. Local reports said the man had been “seriously injured”.

The Belgian capital has been on high alert for more than 18 months since Brussels-based Islamic State militants carried out attacks in Paris that killed 130 people there in November 2015 and later bombed Brussels airport and the city’s metro in March last year.

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