The terrorist detonated a smaller device inside the station then made his way to the ticket gates. He was shot by a soldier who rushed to the scene.
At 6h15 Wednesday morning, a mortuary van evacuated the body of the individual who tried to commit a terrorist attack Tuesday evening at Brussels central station. Forensic teams worked throughout the night to collect finger prints and other evidence. The identity of the individual has still not been released by authorities.
OCAM, the Belgian organisation responsible for analysing threats, maintains the potential of terrorist threats at a level 3 out of 4 following the incident. This level signifies that a terrorist attack in Belgium is possible and plausible.