Suspect ‘neutralised’ after explosion at Brussels Central station

Suspect ‘neutralised’ after explosion at Brussels Central station, by Jacquelin Magnay.

A man suspected of trying to carry out a suicide bomb attack in Brussels is dead, Belgium authorities have confirmed.

Brussels Central Station and the city’s main square were evacuated after the man appeared to detonate a bomb, casuing a small explosion in the station.

Soldiers shot the suspected suicide bomber who reportedly shouted “Allahu Akbar”, local officials said.

In March 2016, 32 people died in attacks on Brussels airport and the metro system which were claimed by the Islamic State.

hat-tip Stephen Neil