Gunfire heard, suspect ‘neutralized’ during police raid in Brussels
A photo taken on March 25, 2016 shows wreaths of flowers in front of an entrance of the Maalbeek subway station in Brussels in homage to the victims of Tuesday's attack. (AFP/Philippe Huguen)
Explosions and gunfire have been heard during ongoing police operations in Brussels, according to eyewitnesses and reports by the Associated Press.
A Belgian state broadcaster has said a major "anti-terror" operation is underway in the Shaerbeek neighborhood, with one suspect reportedly "neutralized."
The area has been closed off and a tram was evacuated as police and military vehicles were seen in the district.
A witness sighting of a bomb squad and specialist robot sparked speculation that a controlled explosion had occurred during the raid.
Seven people were arrested in overnight raids in Brussels in connection with the Tuesday bombings at Brussels airport and a central metro station.