The families of four Americans missing in the Brussels airport bombings are waiting to hear any word at all about their missing loved ones. A married couple from the south and a brother and sister from New York City have not been heard from since the terrorist bombings in the Brussels airport. The families know that their loved ones were there at the time of the terrorist attacks.
Justin and Stephanie Shults are a married couple who had moved to Brussels. They were at the airport saying goodbye to Stephanie’s mother, Carolyn Moore, who was walking toward the security check-in when the blasts occurred, reports News Oxy on March 24.
Moore escaped with minor injuries, but there has been no word from her daughter and her son-in-law. The family does not known if Justin and Stephanie were still in the building when the explosions occurred.
The family was told that the couple was found and they were in a hospital, only to be told later that they were not found and they had been given misinformation. It was a Brussels social worker who reportedly called Justin’s mother in Florida to give her that misinformation, according to the video above.
Justin’s mother is arriving today in Brussels and Stephanie’s mother, whose hearing was damaged in the blast, is staying in Brussels until she finds out what happened to her daughter and son-in-law. A brother and sister from New York City, Sascha and Alexander Pinczowski, are also missing and there is no word on their whereabouts as of yet.
The siblings had just arrived at the airport and were on the phone with a relative when the blasts occurred, so the relative knows they were in the blast because she heard them, then the line went dead. NBC News reports that about a dozen Americans were hurt in the airport blasts, according to the State Department. This large number of Americans hurt has one lawmaker suggesting an American counter at the airport was targeted.
“From my vantage point, it does look like an attack on Americans,” California Rep. Devin Nunes, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Wednesday. This is not what the officials in Belgium have said. They did not say Americans were targets of the bombing attacks. The Belgium authorities have not released the nationality of the people who died, so it is not known if any Americans were killed in the bombings.
Fox News live reports on Thursday afternoon that there are 22 people still missing in the metro blasts, with two government officials included among the missing. They also report there are four unnamed people alive in the hospital in Brussels while families desperately wait for word of their missing loved ones today.