A would-be suicide bomber was killed by Belgian military personnel on Tuesday after he set off a small explosion at the Brussels Central railway station — which injured no one, cops said.
Federal officials have described the incident as a foiled “terror attack.”
Belgian media reported that the man had been wearing a rucksack and a bomb belt. He detonated some explosives inside the train station, which drew the attention of military officers.
They shot and “neutralized” him moments later, authorities said.
Central Station was evacuated after the explosion and there were no immediate reports of injuries or fatalities.
A local bomb squad was dispatched in for fear of additional explosives in the area, but none were ever found.
Belgium has been under heightened state of alert due to threats by ISIS, though it was not immediately clear who was responsible for Tuesday’s incident.
In March 2016, three suicide bombings rocked the country – two at Brussels Airport and one at the Maalbeek train station in central Brussels.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks, which left 32 civilians killed and more than 300 injured.