Ohio Valley Native Reacts to Terrorism in Belgium

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 7News spoke to one local man who actually lived near where this brutal attack took place.

A lot of emotion from people across the world, but it especially hit home for one man from the Ohio Valley, who used to live just miles away from where this attack took place.

Warwood native Jason Clark moved to Antwerp, just 25 miles away from Brussels. For over a year, he saw first hand their way of life, and the acceptance of all walks of life, but never once lived in fear. That’s why the events Tuesday morning were especially traumatic.

“It’s really diverse, you have a bunch of different people and religions. I met a lot of people from Morocco, a lot of people of Islamic faith, that you just didn’t really think about that stuff over there. Never having lived there its real easy to have misconceptions of what its like in any foreign country. I loved it and I don’t think there’s anything to be afraid of,” said Clark.

One thing Clark, who now lives in Atlanta, wanted to stress, is that that the deadly attack that transpired could happen anywhere on the planet at any time, and in no way is reflective on the normally peaceful way of life in the country of Belgium. He added that his thoughts and prayers are with his friends still living in the country.

We are still working to gather more details on the Belgium attack. Stay tuned to 7 News and WTRF.com for more.

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