*NBA Hall of Fame basketball player Dikembe Mutombo was at the airport in Brussels Tuesday during the series of deadly terrorist attacks in the Belgian capital, but announced that he is safe and escaped injury.
“I am safe here” and “I am fine,” the 49-year-old eight-time All-Star posted on his Facebook page along with photos. His charitable foundation also posted a message on Facebook, saying that the former NBA star “was thankfully unharmed.”
Multiple explosions rocked the Zaventem international airport and the Brussels subway system, killing at least 31 people. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks, saying in a posting from the group’s Amaq news agency that its extremists opened fire in the airport and “several of them” detonated suicide belts.