Mass. public figures react on social media to Brussels attacks

Governor Charlie Baker said there is no credible threat to public transit systems or airports here in Massachusetts.

People react outside Brussels airport after explosions rocked the facility in Brussels, Belgium Tuesday March 22, 2016.

Explosions in the main airport and a subway shook Brussels on Tuesday, killing at least 26 and injuring dozens. At least one of the explosions was likely caused by a suicide bomber.

The Twitter accounts of local public figures—including Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Governor Charlie Baker—expressed their condolences.

Baker expressed his sadness and said that, while there has been no credible threat made towards Massachussetts, security has been “strengthened” around its public transportation systems and airports.

City Councilor Matt O’Malley had a straightforward message:

U.S. Representative for Massachusetts Seth Moulton condemned the attacks:

The Arlington Police Department showed support for those in law enforcement:


The Bourne Police Department spoke of standing united:

No matter your political view, we stand here as a nation united against terrorism. Whether overseas or within our own…

Posted by Bourne Police Department on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

And local fire departments extended prayers:


Photos from the attacks in Brussels:

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