Brussels attack hits home for New Canaan woman

A New Canaan resident who lived and studied in Brussels said that while she is saddened by Tuesday's attacks, she is not completely surprised. Charlotte Strindlund says Belgium has been on high alert

News 12 Staff

Mar 23, 2016, 6:33 AM

Updated 3,042 days ago

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A New Canaan resident who lived and studied in Brussels said that while she is saddened by Tuesday's attacks, she is not completely surprised.
Charlotte Strindlund says Belgium has been on high alert since the November terror attacks in Paris. She says residents understood the possibility of a terrorist attack in Brussels was very real.
Strindlund lived in Brussels from 2010 to 2013 and says she still has several friends in the city.
"I think life just needs to move on as best as we can because if you go around being afraid, then they will take our freedom from us," she says.
Quinnipiac University said three of its students who are studying abroad in Europe were in the airport at the time of the explosion. Another Quinnipiac student was also in the city during the attacks, but not in the airport.
News 12 is told all of those students are safe.
The Ridgefield Press reported a Connecticut businessman is among those hurt in the attacks.
The man's name has not been released.


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