Friday, 25 March 2016

Another terror attack foiled in Brussels as anti-terror police shoot suspect holding rucksack at tram station in fresh Brussels swoop


Armed police shot a terror suspect at a Brussels tram station as they launched fresh raids in the Belgian capital in the wake of the suicide attacks on Tuesday.  Two explosions were heard at the start of the operation in the neighbourhood of Schaerbeek, north Brussels, after which a man, who was carrying a rucksack, was shot.


Two explosion were heard at the start of the operation in the neighbourhood of Schaerbeek, north Brussels, and Belgian media said one man had been 'neutralised'.Pictures reportedly taken at the site shows armed police hiding behind a car and appearing to shoot a man at a tram stop in Schaerbeek

Eyewitness videos show the incident unfolding at the tram stop on Friday afternoon, where the 'neutralised' suspect dropped the bag, which was then investigated by a bomb robot. The operation is linked to a terror attack plot in France that was foiled by authorities in Paris on Thursday night when one man was arrested, French police sources said.



The operation was carried out in Schaerbeek - a residential area in northern Brussels where police carried out several raids on Thursday night

Another video shows police officers approaching the shot suspect with a man in orange walking behind them

As the camera moves to include the tram stop, it shows a child crouching by the side of the shot suspect, and the man in orange calls for the boy or girl to leave the man

A bomb robot and a member of a bomb squad inspects the suspicious package at the scene

A Belgian bomb disposal expert in heavy protection gear examines a suspicious object at the scene of an apparent operation against terror suspects near the Meizer round about in Schaerbeek

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