At least 26 people were killed in twin attacks on Brussels airport and a rush-hour metro train in the Belgian capital on Tuesday, triggering security alerts across western Europe and bringing some cross-border transport to a halt. Nathan Frandino reports.
The twin blasts at an airport and a metro station, have put Brussels in a state of lockdown. The explosions have killed dozens... and the toll is expected to rise. At the Brussels airport, passengers fled to safety soon after the first blast... with many walking down the highway to get away. "End of the weorld....: This woman was in an airport bathroom when the bomb detonated. (SOUNDBITE) (English) XXXXX SAYING: "I heard an explosion and all the ceilings just going down. I just go under the sink and then the second explosion went and everything is black." But that wasn't the end of it. Another blast tore through the Maelbeek metro station, close to the European Union headquarters... more dead, more wounded. Public transportation in the city was shut down immediately. Passengers aboard underground trains had to be escorted through the tunnels to safety. The blasts are being seen as a response to the arrest four days ago, of a suspected participant in the November militant attacks in Paris. Belgian police say there's no guarantee there won't be more attacks in the coming days.