March 22, 2016
WASHINGTON – Johan Verbeke, Belgium’s ambassador to the United States, told reporters that prior to Tuesday’s attack in Brussels, his country had been “working like hell” after receiving information of a possible upcoming terrorist strike.
Verbeke spoke to the media outside of the Belgium Embassy in Washington, D.C. where the flags were lowered to half-staff following attacks at a Brussels airport and metro station that left more than 30 dead and possibly hundreds injured.
He said that over the last several days, Belgium’s security teams uncovered weapons and identified individuals connected to terrorist networks – two elements that were unsettling and that pointed to a planned attack.
Source: Fox 5