Dozens Killed in Terror Attacks on Brussels Airport and Subway

Gov. Charlie Baker said security has been stepped up at local airports and transit systems.

The blown out windows of Zaventem airport are seen after a deadly attack in Brussels, Belgium, Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Authorities in Europe have tightened security at airports, on subways, at the borders and on city streets after deadly attacks Tuesday on the Brussels airport and its subway system.

The blown out windows of Zaventem airport after a deadly attack in Brussels, Belgium on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 Photo by Peter Dejong / AP

Update: As of noon E.S.T., there were 34 people confirmed dead, with dozens more injured.

Dozens of people have been killed or seriously injured following deadly terror attacks on an airport and subway station in Brussels, Belgium.

According to the BBC, two explosions rocked Zaventem airport on Tuesday, which were followed by another blast at the Maelbeek metro station about an hour later. Officials have not yet confirmed how many have died, but early reports indicate that 15 people were killed at Maelbeek while 11 were killed at Zaventem, with more than 80 people sustaining serious injuries.

The latest wave of terror attacks comes less than a week after Salah Abdeslam, one of the main suspects in the Paris attacks, was captured in Brussels.

“This is a day of tragedy, a black day,” Prime Minister Charles Michel said according to BBC. “I would like to call on everyone to show calmness and solidarity.”

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker tweeted out his condolences to the victims as well as security updates in the Bay State on Tuesday.

Boston State Police told the Boston Globe that safety will remain a “top priority” at Logan International Airport, although they have found zero connections between the attacks in Brussels and the state of Massachusetts.

“At this point we have no intelligence that suggests any nexus between today’s attacks and Massachusetts,” State Police spokesman David Procopio told the Globe. “We will continue to monitor developments and update the public accordingly.”

MBTA officials told WBZ that the transit system will be stepping up security in the wake of the tragedy.

“MBTA personnel and police are stepping up their vigilance and visibility today,” the MBTA told WBZ in a statement. “Transit Police have more uniformed officers in stations and on train platforms.”