Belgian soldiers have “neutralized” a person reportedly wearing an explosive belt at Brussels Central Station. The news comes after the station was evacuated following reports of an explosion, according to local media sources.
Belgian police have confirmed the incident is under control.
Soldiers guarding the main train station in the Belgian capital “neutralized” the suspect after a small explosion, according to local media.
“There was an accident at Central Station. There was an explosion around a person. That person was neutralized by the soldiers that were on the scene,” a police spokesperson told reporters, as cited by Reuters.
“At the moment, the police are in numbers at the station and everything is under control.”
The spokesperson did not clarify whether the ‘neutralized’ suspect had been killed.
“According to initial findings, there is not much damage, but more details are missing for now,” federal police said regarding reports of an explosion, as reported by Het Laatste Nieuws.
“The incident is still under investigation,” Peter De Waele of the federal police said.
Belgian Rail says traffic has been halted at Brussels Central Station, and the city’s Grand Palace has also been evacuated, report local Belgian media.