Brussels Attack Eyewitness Steven Wolfe: Ordinary People in Belgium Died Due to ‘Arrogance’ of European Elites
Steven Wolfe, a UKIP member of the European parliament, was an eyewitness to the bombing of the Metro stop in Brussels on Tuesday morning. He called into Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM to discuss the experience with host Stephen K. Bannon, who noted the death toll from that particular bombing was at least ten or eleven people, at the time of the conversation.
Wolfe was in his apartment, about 100 feet away from the station on the opposite side of a narrow street, when the blast occurred. “I heard a loud noise, which I initially thought was a kind of explosion from the back of a car, but then the building rocked,” he recalled.
Venturing outside with his neighbor, he found the shockwave from the explosion had set off all the car alarms in the area, and people were already moving away from the site of the attack.
“I’ll give them their due — the Belgian police were there very rapidly, within five minutes,” he said. The police set about securing the area and ushering onlookers, including Wolfe, back into their apartments.
About ten minutes later, Wolfe decided to head for the European Parliament building, which he said was a five-minute walk from his flat. “By that time, there must have been a dozen police officers … you could see cars being moved away, the roads were being emptied and cleared … and then another large police officer was basically pushing me and a couple of others up the street, away from the area. They didn’t even want us standing there for a few minutes.”
As he was departing, Wolfe observed “a speeding red car, it looked like a Nissan, with four guys in there, who were wearing what looked like white bulletproof vests,” followed immediately by “a blue car with flashing lights, with guys in suits.”
He thought these people were clearly important elements of the terrorism response team. They were soon joined by a large green military transport filled with soldiers.
Wolfe described the Metro station as busy with “thousands of people” headed to government offices, restaurants, and coffee shops during the morning commute. “This is one of the busiest times of the day,” he explained, “and I would imagine at any Metro station across the country, that’s what it’s like.”
He said the station itself is “an old 1970s kind of gray concrete structure … it’s actually quite a narrow entrance to get in, the entrance is only about 12 feet wide, with glass on either side and a small coffee shop on the left-hand side of it, where people stand around, getting their espressos and their little cakes before they get onto the Tube.”
Wolfe characterized the layout as more open and less secure than subway stations in cities like New York, with passengers traveling down a short flight of escalators or stairs to reach a fairly narrow boarding platform. However, the concrete construction is very sturdy. “To blow that up would take quite a sizable bomb, I would
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