BREAKING: Terror Attack in Belgium – Masked Gunman Attacks Barracks with Car Bomb (Video) …Update: Suspect Caught
A masked gunman rammed the front gate of a military barracks in Belgium today with a car full of explosives.
— NewsYab.com (@NewsYab) October 26, 2015
The attack was near Namur, in the south of the country.
Belgian officials say the attacker’s identity is known.
UPDATE: THE SUSPECT WAS CAUGHT—
— Ballistic Furniture (@BallisticFS) October 26, 2015
Shots were fired—
The gunman is reportedly still on the loose.
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) October 26, 2015
A MILITARY barracks was on lockdown this morning after a masked gunman rammed the front gate with a car and exchanged fire with Belgian soldiers.
The gunman was said to be on the loose after ramming the car – thought to be full of explosives – into the front barricade at the Flawinne military base outside Charleroi, 50 miles south of Brussels.
Local media reported that he then began a gunfight with paratroopers stationed at the base before fleeing on foot. TV channel Canal C spoke of a “huge police presence” at the scene and said “several shots” had been fired.
The station added that the attacker was thought to have been rumbled when their car was searched at the checkpoint, and that the vehicle was found abandoned in the nearby town of Belgrade.
Images later emerged purporting to show the attacker’s car abandoned in a field near the scene. The photographs show a black Ford Focus hatchback with its front end visibly caved in from a heavy impact.