Belgian troops patrolling Brussels Central Station “neutralized” a person after a small explosion on Tuesday, a police spokesman said, adding that there were no other casualties and the situation was under control.
He could not confirm media reports that the person had been wearing an explosive vest and it was not clear whether the person shot was still alive. Prime Minister Charles Michel urged people via Twitter to follow instructions from the authorities.
The station and adjacent historic downtown area, including the baroque Grand Place city square were packed with tourists and locals on a hot summer evening, were evacuated as police set up a security cordon, witnesses told Belgian media. (Reuters)