WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — A political contributor to Sinclair Broadcast Group, who is currently in Paris, described the environment there in the aftermath of terrorist attacks in Brussels Tuesday morning as "just insanity, it's total chaos."
"You can imagine the chaos," said Armstrong Williams in a phone interview with WJLA.
Williams had been planning to travel to Belgium Tuesday. He said security had been high in Paris over the weekend after the arrest of Salah Abdeslam, the fugitive wanted in connection with the Paris terror attacks last November.
"All weekend since we've been in Europe, we've been informed to be very careful," Williams said, "if you don't have to leave your hotel, don't leave your hotel, don't venture out, because there have been many warnings that they planned to exact revenge as a result of the capturing of Abdeslam."
Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said there was no immediate connection to Abdeslam's arrest, but the suspect had told authorities his network was planning new attacks.
According to Williams, some leaders and experts in Europe have "sort of resigned themselves that they cannot be protected" and expected another attack would be coming after the raids in Belgium last week.