One of Brussels’ main train stations has been evacuated after a security incident.
Belgium’s state broadcaster, RTBF, reported that a security perimeter was in place at the city’s Gare Central Station, with reports of shots fired.
RTBF said a man had been shot by police at the station, citing eyewitnesses who said that he was wearing an explosive belt. It said that a small explosion had also taken place at the scene.
Brussels’ main square, located almost adjacent to the station, was also evacuated
Belgium’s foreign ministry tweeted that soldiers had “neutralized an individual” at Brussels Central Station. “The situation is under control,” it said.
Brussels police also tweeted that the situation is “under control” but that service to the station had been interrupted.
Ine Van Wymersch, spokeswoman for the Brussels’ state prosecutor’s office, told Belgium’s VRT radio that the military “neutralised a suspect.”
She said that police were “quickly on the scene” and that the person was shot. “At this stage, it does not seem there are any other wounded or dead” she said.