Brussels attacks

At least 26 people are reported dead after several explosions rocked Brussels airport and a subway station on Tuesday.

The Belgian Capital is on lock down and commercial planes are being diverted to other Belgian cities.

According to the NY Post a Brussels police spokesman is reporting deaths at the Maelbeek police station near European Union headquarters.

The Brussels attacks are in revenge for the arrest of Salah Abdeslam, a suspect in the Nov. 13 Paris attacks that left 130 dead.

Abdeslam was taken into custody on Friday following a police raid on an apartment just yards away from his family home in Brussels. The Belgian native was shot in the left foot during a brief shootout with police.

Police believe a network of terrorists kept Abdeslam hidden for months while more attacks were being planned by experienced jihadis who slipped into Europe along with the surge of refugees from Syria.

The attacks in Brussels occurred despite the heavy presence of police and army soldiers guarding train stations and the city’s main tourist attractions since Sunday.

“What we feared has happened,” said Belgium Prime Minister Charles Michel at a press conference in Brussels on Tuesday.

“Terrorists struck Brussels but it was Europe that was targeted,” said French President François Hollande.

The death toll is expected to rise throughout the day.

Video from inside Brussels Airport immediately after explosions. Survivor asks: “Where are the f*cking soldiers?”