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Belgian soldiers have shot a man suspected of being a would-be suicide bomber at Brussels Central Station, officials say.

He was shot after reportedly setting off a small explosion and no-one else is believed to have been injured.
Police say the situation is under control. The station and the city's Grand Place were evacuated.

In March 2016, 32 people died in attacks on Brussels claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group.

According to Belgian newspaper La Libre, quoting prosecutors, the man who was shot was wearing a rucksack and a bomb belt.

He detonated a device when he attracted the attention of soldiers in the station, the paper says.

Several Belgian media outlets quote witnesses as saying the man shouted "Allahu Akbar" ("God is great" in Arabic) before setting off the explosion.

The condition of the injured suspect was not immediately known.

'He blew up a trolley'
Nicolas Van Herrewegen, a railway sorting agent, told reporters he had gone down to the station's mezzanine level when he heard someone shouting.

Soldiers and police officials guide members of the public on a street in Brussels, 20 JuneImage copyrightAFP

"Then he cried 'Allahu Akbar' and he blew up a trolley," he was quoted by AFP news agency as saying.

"I was behind a wall when it exploded. I went down and alerted my colleagues to evacuate everyone. He [the suspect] was still around but after that we didn't see him."

"It wasn't exactly a big explosion but the impact was pretty big," he added. "People were running away."
Mr Van Herrewegen described the suspect as well-built and tanned with short hair, wearing a white shirt and jeans.
"I saw that he had something on him because I could see wires emerging, so it may have been a suicide vest," he said.

'Shutters down'

Arash Aazami arrived at the station just after the explosion. He told the BBC: "As we entered into the station, we were evacuated loudly by some security personnel.

"Looked around, saw people running in the streets, trying to seek refuge and decided to do the same ourselves."

As the station and Grand Place were evacuated, businesses and restaurants were ordered to close and draw down their shutters, RTL radio reports.

Metro lines running through the station were also briefly suspended on orders of the police, according to the radio.


Wonder when they're actually going to do something. Wonder how many people are gonna "come together" against Islamphobia again.
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good.
oh, wait, how dare you shoot him! he was a terrorist, terrorists are minorities!
that's discrimination
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Shooting the suspect isn't actually doing something?
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I can only assume this will change when it's the oligarchy that is threatened.
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Good. This time, only the terrorist was harmed.
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Good. This time, only the terrorist was harmed.


Luckily.
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Other than that poor martyred trolley, sure.
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What horrible police! He was just trying to spread his culture to everyone there! How dare those Islamaphobes shoot him without knowing his intent! We need to come together and protest police violence against refugees!

Its good these police actually did something instead of worrying if they would be called racist or not.
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Rujikin wrote:

What horrible police! He was just trying to spread his culture to everyone there! How dare those Islamaphobes shoot him without knowing his intent! We need to come together and protest police violence against refugees!

Its good these police actually did something instead of worrying if they would be called racist or not.


Those police are almost as brave as those online risking being called racist for pointing out 'the Muslim problem', right?
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Rujikin wrote:

What horrible police! He was just trying to spread his culture to everyone there! How dare those Islamaphobes shoot him without knowing his intent! We need to come together and protest police violence against refugees!

Its good these police actually did something instead of worrying if they would be called racist or not.



redokami wrote:

good.
oh, wait, how dare you shoot him! he was a terrorist, terrorists are minorities!
that's discrimination


What is even your deals?

Everytime one of these happens you post this kind of sardonic crap as if anyone actually says that yet despite numerous posts of yours like this these forums have seen exactly 0 posts of what you're mocking. Why do you do it then?
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What is even your deals?

Everytime one of these happens you post this kind of sardonic crap as if anyone actually says that yet despite numerous posts of yours like this these forums have seen exactly 0 posts of what you're mocking. Why do you do it then?


ikr. I was just reading through, and thinking the same thing. Saved me the trouble of writing what I thought.
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octorockandroll wrote:


Rujikin wrote:

What horrible police! He was just trying to spread his culture to everyone there! How dare those Islamaphobes shoot him without knowing his intent! We need to come together and protest police violence against refugees!

Its good these police actually did something instead of worrying if they would be called racist or not.



redokami wrote:

good.
oh, wait, how dare you shoot him! he was a terrorist, terrorists are minorities!
that's discrimination


What is even your deals?

Everytime one of these happens you post this kind of sardonic crap as if anyone actually says that yet despite numerous posts of yours like this these forums have seen exactly 0 posts of what you're mocking. Why do you do it then?

I mean I could find dozens of videos/ articles/ quotes that show radical islam apologism, but this one in particular is my favorite.
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octorockandroll wrote:


What is even your deals?

Everytime one of these happens you post this kind of sardonic crap as if anyone actually says that yet despite numerous posts of yours like this these forums have seen exactly 0 posts of what you're mocking. Why do you do it then?


God, I hope you realize Crunchyroll isn't the only website on the internet..
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octorockandroll wrote:


What is even your deals?

Everytime one of these happens you post this kind of sardonic crap as if anyone actually says that yet despite numerous posts of yours like this these forums have seen exactly 0 posts of what you're mocking. Why do you do it then?


God, I hope you realize Crunchyroll isn't the only website on the internet..


Uh yeah, because that's toootally what I was saying
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octorockandroll wrote:


Lemontitties wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:


What is even your deals?

Everytime one of these happens you post this kind of sardonic crap as if anyone actually says that yet despite numerous posts of yours like this these forums have seen exactly 0 posts of what you're mocking. Why do you do it then?


God, I hope you realize Crunchyroll isn't the only website on the internet..


Uh yeah, because that's toootally what I was saying


"These forums have seen exactly 0 posts of what you're mocking, so why do you do it?" I know you're trying to play the I don't know what you're talking about game, but you know that's what you were saying. There are a gajillion other social media websites that repeat what they were mocking, that's why they do it. To deny people saying things like this (while exaggerated to make a point obviously) is like sticking your head into the sand.
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