Florida Gov. Scott Orders Flags Lowered After Brussels Attacks


Florida residents will see state and U.S. flags flying at half-staff in the wake of Tuesday’s terrorist attacks Brussels, Belgium.

Gov. Rick Scott said Tuesday that he’s directed the flags to be flown at half-staff beginning immediately until sunset Monday to honor the victims of the attacks.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks, which killed 31 people and left more than 200 wounded.

The explosions took place Tuesday morning, just days after the arrest of the top suspect in last year’s Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, in Brussels, according to the Associated Press.

Two of the explosions went off in the departures hall of the Zavantem airport, and the third struck in the city’s Maelbeek metro station, the AP reported.

Florida Sen. Bill Nelson also reacted to the attacks, saying in a news release: “Now is the time for steady resolve as we continue to press against the scourge of terrorism.”

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims of today’s horrific attacks and their families,” he said. “The bombings in Brussels are a reminder that we must remain vigilant, and if you see something, say something.”

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