One suspect has been shot by the military after the explosion at Brussels Central Station, the official said.

There are no reports of fatalities at this point, the official added.

The nature of the device was not immediately clear but the bomb squad was called in for fear of additional explosives in the area.

Belgian military and police are responding to the incident.

This story is developing. Please check back for more updates.

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Brussels Police Say ‘Control’ Station Incident, Reports of Explosive Belt

BRUSSELS — Belgian police said an “incident involving an individual” at Brussels Central Station was under control on Tuesday as local media ran reports that a person wearing an explosive belt had been “neutralized”.

(Reporting by Alastair Macdonald; @macdonaldrtr; Editing by Gareth Jones)


A soldier outside Brussels Central Station on Tuesday. CreditEmmanuel Dunand/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

BRUSSELS — A man detonated a bomb in the Brussels Central train station on Tuesday, officials said, leading the police and military to evacuate a popular tourist area of the Belgian capital months after coordinated terrorist attacks in the city killed more than 30 people.

“There was a person who set off a bomb,” Jean-Michel Michel, who was managing the station at the time of the explosion, said in an interview.

A platform worker at the station said that before the blast, he heard a man shout “Allahu akbar” (Arabic for “God is great”) and saw him try to enter an office with a rolling suitcase before detonating the device at another location.

The platform worker, Nicolas Van Herrewegen, said he did not see what happened to the man after the explosion, but a spokesman for Belgium’s federal prosecutor later told reporters that the man had been shot by soldiers patrolling the station.

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