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Explosion at Brussels train station, suspect shot

A train station in Brussels, Belgium, was evacuated today after an explosion, a senior Belgian law enforcement official told ABC News. Police said the situation is “under control.”

One suspect has been shot by the military after the explosion at Brussels Central Station, the official said.

Several Belgian officials told ABC News that the suspect was wearing what appeared to be an explosive belt, but authorities have yet to confirm whether it was real.

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Belgian police evacuate people near the Grand Place near Central Station in Brussels after a reported explosion on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.
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Soldiers and police officials guide members of the public on a street outside Gare Centrale in Brussels on June 20, 2017, after an explosion in the Belgian capital.

There are no reports of fatalities at this point, a senior Belgian law enforcement official said.

Eyewitness Arash Aazami told ABC News he heard two explosions and gunfire. He was sheltering inside a restaurant as he told ABC News there was a heavy presence of military, ambulances and police.

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Belgian Army soldiers and police patrol outside Central Station after a reported explosion in Brussels on June 20, 2017.
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Belgian Army soldiers patrol outside Central Station after a reported explosion in Brussels on Tuesday, June 20, 2017.

The nature of the device was not immediately clear but the bomb squad was called in for fear of additional explosives in the area.

Another eyewitness, Remy Bonnaffe, told ABC News he heard two loud detonations.

A third eyewitness said he had been evacuated from the station, but that the situation now seems under control and police were allowing people to walk freely in the street again.

This story is developing. Please check back for more updates.

ABC News’ Aicha El Hammar and Ben Gittleson contributed to this report.

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