People leave Brussels airport by foot after explosions rocked the facility, Tuesday March 22, 2016. (Associated Press photo)
The British, Dutch and Polish governments convened emergency meetings as they beefed up security at airports. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Britain's David Cameron vowed to help Belgium. "Our thoughts are there, in Brussels and we are praying for the victims," said Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, who cancelled a routine news conference to attend an emergency meeting with her government security council. Austrian Interior Ministry spokesman Karl-Heinz Grundboeck said more police are on the streets and at airports in Vienna and other major Austrian cities even though there appears to be no "Austria connection." Spain's Interior Ministry said officials were meeting to discuss the situation following the blasts in Brussels but that for the moment Spain was maintaining its Security Alert Level 4 — one step below the maximum — that has been in place since the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris in January 2015. ___ Associated Press writers Jill Lawless in London, Frank Jordans in Berlin, Nataliya Vasilyeva in Moscow, Ciaran Giles in Madrid, Alison Mutler in Bucharest, Monika Scislowska in Warsaw, Karel Janicek in Prague and George Jahn in Vienna contributed to this report.
"Our thoughts are there, in Brussels and we are praying for the victims."