Brussels: North Railway Station evacuated

5
Oct

BRUSSELS TEROR: Two police officers stabbed and stations evacuated in Belgian capital

 

TWO Belgian police officers have been stabbed in a suspected terror attack just hours before two main city stations were evacuated following bomb scares.

Terrified commuters were forced to leave the Bruxelles Nord Station in the north of the city this afternoon as officers investigated a tip off.

 

The evacuation of the station, the signalling centre and the Portalis building, came after an anonymous caller tipped off police at 12.20pm. (local time)

 

A station spokesman said: “A message of an alleged bomb threat was sent to the police, all the people were evacuated from the station, the trains have stopped.

“This will continue until security services inspect the station, minimum an hour.”

 

Just hours before, a knife-wielding assailant stabbed two police officers in Schaerbeek – the neighbourhood where the terrorists behind the airport and metro attacks of March 22 had set up their bomb making factory.

 

The Brussels federal prosecutor’s office told La Libre Belgique that it had “reason to believe this was a terrorist attack”

 

A heavy police presence remains at the station.

 

Elsewhere, a suspect package was found in Gare du Midi station, sparking the evacuation of travellers.

 

Twitter users have taken to social media to express their shock.

 

One said: “2nd time this week that Brussels north station is evacuated for Bomb alert…”

 

Bruxelles Nord station was evacuated two days ago as officials investigated a suspect package found in a car outside.

Read more: http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/717890/Brussels-station-evacuated-bomb-alert-Bruxelles-Nord-terror