Investigators are receiving daily tips from members of the public who think they (may) have spotted the soldier on the run Jürgen Conings who has been labelled as a terror suspect. Yesterday evening, one of these tips concerned the busy Brussels North station.
The whole station was searched and no trains were allowed to stop between 8:10 and 9:40 in the evening - rail traffic was allowed to pass through the public transport hub meanwhile. The station was evacuated for a while, but the search was of no avail: Conings is still on the run.
Public prosecutor makes a live statement
Yesterday, the federal public prosecutor Frédéric Van Leeuw read out a statement, calling on Conings to contact somebody that he trusts. "Until now, there have been no victims and no violence has been used. This is a very good thing. We ask the people to keep a serene attitude in order to have a good ending."
"We ask Jürgen Conings to get in touch with somebody he trusts", Van Leeuw told the commercial and public broadcaster VTM and VRT in a live statement in their 7 o'clock news bulletins.
Experts think that this means detectives still have no clue of Conings' whereabouts, but he may have access to the media. However, not a single option is being ruled out.
Watch the statement made by Frédéric Van Leeuw here: