Shots fired, Arabic shouted before the explosions began.
At least one person was killed and several others were injured after two explosions at Brussels Airport Tuesday morning.
A police official told the Associated Press that “perhaps there are several more” dead in the airport’s departure hall.
Airport spokesman Anke Fransen confirmed that the blasts occurred shortly after 8 a.m. local time (3 a.m. EST). Reuters, citing the Belga news agency, reported that shots were fired and shouting in Arabic was heard before the explosions.
Additional explosions also being reported at at least two metro stations in Maalbeek near EU buildings, and Schuman:
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Airport evacuated, all flights suspended. Metro stations, buses, trams all suspended.
Four metro stations being reported:
There had been riots in the Muslim section in Molenbeek, Brussels, after Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam was arrested over the weekend. He had been hidden there for months by sympathizers.
Pic from Maalbeek metro station, notice the doors blown outward.
Border closed between France and Belgium:
The AP is reporting that there may have been an attack on the Maelbeek police station, we’re trying to ascertain if this is a separate attack from that on the metro station.
Brussels police spokesman Christian De Coninck says there were deaths at the Maelbeek police station near European Union headquarters.
He says: “There are victims, serious injury, people have died. I have no idea yet on the numbers of injured or dead.”
ISIS takes credit for attack.
Two suspects arrested in Belgium. One note here, suspicious folks are likely to be detained for questioning, these may not actually be people involved, we’ll have to see further reports.
More video from attacks.
Airport, you can see some Starbucks workers okay running out of the store and the airport, it’s right by an exit door.
Metro station video:
We reported ISIS claiming credit earlier based on intel on their Twitter. They now have released an official claim from their news agency: