Belgian media report explosion-like noises heard at Brussels train station – CBS News

Tom MarkLast Update : Tuesday 20 June 2017 - 9:37 PM
Belgian media report explosion-like noises heard at Brussels train station – CBS News

Last Updated Jun 20, 2017 4:01 PM EDT

BRUSSELS — Belgian media report that explosion-like noises have been heard at a Brussels train station. A main square has been evacuated.

Belgian police report that an incident occurred at Brussels Central Station prompting an evacuation, the Reuters news agency reports.

Media in Belgium say soldiers guarding the station have “neutralized” a person wearing an explosive belt, according to Reuters. Officials said that the station is under control.

Broadcaster RTL quoted Fires Services spokesman Pierre Meys confirming that some kind of an explosion had happened in the city’s Central station on Tuesday. Meys could not say what had caused the blast, The Associated Press reports. He could only confirm that firefighters were at the scene. 

Grand Place, a major tourist site, was evacuated along with the station about 200 meters — 656 feet away — the AP reports.

Officials have been on high alert ever since a March 22 attack last year. Suicide bombers killed 32 people on the Brussels subway and at an airport.

This is a developing story. Please check back for latest updates.

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