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Conn. Resident Among People Injured in Brussels Attack



    Conn. Resident Among People Injured in Brussels Attack
    The blown out windows of Zaventem airport are seen after a deadly attack in Brussels, Belgium on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Authorities in Europe have tightened security at airports, on subways, at the borders and on city streets after deadly attacks Tuesday on the Brussels airport and its subway system.

    A Connecticut resident was among those injured after two bombs went off at a Belgian airport on Tuesday, congressman Jim Himes confirmed. 

    Congressman Himes of the 4th district said a man from Ridgegield was among those injured in the attacks that killed dozens of people.

    "We can confirm that one of Congressman Himes' constituents received non-life threatening injuries in the attack. In consideration of the families privacy concerns, that's all we can release at this point," Patrick Malone, the communications director for the office of Congressman Jim Himes said. 

    The man was at the Brussels airport when the bombs went off and he suffered from taking shrapnel to his shoulder, Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi told NBC Connecticut. 

    The man is expected to recover but it is not clear if he is still in the hospital, Marconi said.

    His family has requested that their identities be withheld from the public. 

    Belgian authorites are looking for three men suspected of carrying out the deadly bombings that killed at least 31 people. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks and the terrorist group's flag was found during raids. 

    Three Quinnipiac Univerity students were also at the airport when the bombs went off. They all managed to escape the chaos. 

    This story is developing. Check back for updates.