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Former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo was at Brussels Airport at time of attacks

Dikembe Mutombo posts 'he is safe' on Facebook

(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for RFK Ripple Of Hope)
(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for RFK Ripple Of Hope)

BRUSSELS – Former NBA player Dikembe Mutombo was at the Brussels Airport when suicide bombers attacked early Tuesday.

Bombs struck the Brussels airport and one of the city's metro stations Tuesday, killing at least 31 people and wounding dozens, as a European capital was again locked down amid heightened security threats.

The two airport blasts, at least one of which was blamed on a suicide bomber, left behind a chaotic scene of splattered blood in the departure lounge as windows were blown out, ceilings collapsed and travelers streamed out of the smoky building.

About an hour later, another bomb exploded on a rush-hour subway train near the European Union headquarters. 

Terrified passengers had to evacuate through darkened tunnels to safety.  

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack. 

Mutombo was at the airport when it all happened. 

He announced to his Facebook fans that he was not harmed. 

Mutombo played 18 seasons in the NBA, including five years with the Rockets, playing as a reserve behind Yao Ming.

Ming and Mutombo formed one of the NBA's most productive center combos.

In his first season with the Rockets, Mutombo averaged 15.2 MPG, 5.3 RPG, and 4.0 PPG.

He averaged a double-double for most of his career, and is 12th all-time in career double-doubles,and tied for second all-time in career triple doubles involving points, rebounds and blocks.