A U.S. service member and his family were injured in the Brussels attacks, a U.S. military spokesperson said in an Associated Press report. The U.S. European Command said it is continuing to confirm the safety of U.S. military personnel and families in the region, including those who might be there on vacation or official travel. Information is slowly emerging about the victims of the explosions that tore through Brussels Tuesday morning. At least 31 people were killed and dozens more wounded in two blasts, which were said to be suicide bombs, at the Brussels airport and a local metro station. Brussels is the capital of Belgium and the seat of the European Union government, and the alleged plotter of the November Paris terror attacks was caught in a Brussels neighborhood just last week.
Two people write solidarity messages in chalk outside the stock exchange in Brussels on March 22, after explosions rocked Brussels Airport near the Belgian capital and the subway system in the city. The attacks, claimed by the Islamic State group, prompted a lockdown of Brussels and heightened security across Europe. At least 31 people were reported dead.
Belgian prosecutors on Saturday arrested a new suspect in the attacks on the Brussels airport and subway that killed 31 people. The Belgian Federal Prosecutor's Office told Fox News that Faycal Cheffou had been taken into custody. Belgian media are reporting that Cheffou has been identified as the man in a light-colored jacked suspected of fleeing Brussels airport after two alleged accomplices blew themselves up there in Tuesday's attack. Prosecutors refused to comment on those reports. Cheffou is being charged with participation in a terrorist attack, terrorist murder and attempting terrorist murder, Fox News reported.
"At about 8.30 p.m. there was an explosion in the central station, relatively small in size. The suspected perpetrator was neutralized by the soldiers present. We cannot confirm if the man is still alive or dead. There were no further victims. We are considering this as a terrorist attack," he said.