Brussels manhunt: Police make arrests, shoot man at tram stop
Belgian authorities continue to detain individuals and scour the country’s capital in search of suspects as part of its anti-terror operations, following Tuesday’s deadly attacks at the Brussels airport and metro subway. Thirty-one people were killed, including at least two Americans, according to U.S. officials.
A man was shot by law enforcement officials Friday at a Brussels tram station. In video obtained by ABC News, he is seen being dragged away by police.
As of Saturday morning, the man’s identity, the reason for his detainment and his condition were not immediately known.
And that shooting is part of a widespread anti-terror mobilization across the country by law enforcement officials: It was preceded earlier in the day by the arrest of three individuals in the Brussels area.
And on Thursday evening, several others were detained by police, some of whom were released, according to Belgian officials.
In an interview with ABC News’ Terry Moran Friday, Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged that the transfer and sharing of information needs to be more efficient among European nations. “Europe needs to move information more effectively,” he said. “It’s a challenge.”
But, Kerry quickly added, “I wouldn’t come to the conclusion that [Belgium] screwed up…I think it’s just too early yet; we don’t know enough. I don’t know enough certainly to make any judgments.”
As ABC News previously reported, Belgian officials believe the alleged suicide bombers so far include Khalid el-Bakraoui, who was at the Brussels airport, and his brother Ibrahim el-Bakraoui, who was at the metro subway. Another alleged suicide bomber is Najim Laachraoui, who was with Khalid at the airport.
According to Belgian authorities those killed in the attack, have so far, been identified as nationals of the U.S., Belgium, Holland, Peru, Great Britain, China and France.
Despite the multinational nature of the attacks’ victims, Secretary Kerry stopped short of urging Americans to avoid Europe altogether, saying he would take his own family there. “I’d choose where I go, but without a doubt. Absolutely.”