Man wearing explosive belt reportedly ‘neutralized’ after small blast at Brussels train station

A Brussels train station was evacuated after an explosion was reported Tuesday and the situation is under control, according to Belgian police.

Belgian broadcaster RTL quoted Fires Services spokesman Pierre Meys confirming that some kind of an explosion had happened in the city’s Central station on Tuesday. Meys could not say what had caused the blast.

Reuters says Belgian troops “neutralized” a person wearing an explosive belt at Brussels Central Station after a small explosion and there are no casualties.

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A police officer walks outside Central Station after a reported explosion in Brussels on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Belgian media are reporting that explosion-like noises have been heard at a Brussels train station, prompting the evacuation of a main square.

Witnesses in the area reported hearing a loud bang.

“The bang was very loud, it was like a very big firework that just went up in front of my nose,” Remy Bonnaffe told CNN. “The fire was very small. It was a very small explosion but a very loud bang.”

Brussels police tweeted about an “incident with an individual at the station” and “situation under control but please follow instructions.”

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Belgian Army soldiers patrol outside Central Station after a reported explosion in Brussels on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. Belgian media are reporting that explosion-like noises have been heard at a Brussels train station, prompting the evacuation of a main square.

The Grand Palace, a busy tourist site in the Belgian capital, was also evacuated.

Brussels was the site of a series of terrorist bombings in March 2016. Thirty-two people were killed and more than 300 injured.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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