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Belgium: Situation resolved at Bruxelles-Midi station May 9 /update 1

Situation resolved following evacuation at Bruxelles-Midi train station in Brussels May 9; monitor the situation and exercise caution

09 mai 17h09 UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 9/5/2018, 12h00 until 9/5/2018, 11h59 (Europe/Brussels). COUNTRY/REGION Bruxelles-Midi station
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Event

On Wednesday, May 9, Brussels police confirmed that a gunshot had been reported at approximately 17:00 (local time) at the Bruxelles-Midi train station, prompting an evacuation of the station. According to local sources, the suspect fled the station shortly after; a manhunt is currently underway. As of 19:00, operations have resumed at the station and no casualties have been reported; nevertheless, a heightened security presence is anticipated in the vicinity of the Bruxelles-Midi train station.

Advice

Individuals in Brussels are advised report any suspicious behavior or objects, and to follow instructions as issued by local authorities.

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