Brussels attack impacts Houston families
HOUSTON – As international travelers arrived at Bush Airport, nervous parents had had a long day waiting for their children coming home from Europe.
Holly Roomee waited for her daughter who was returning with her husband from Europe. She said, "As soon as I woke up this morning, I've been concerned. Then the phone calls started coming in. So then I was just trying to get as much information as possible."
Travelers came home to find more security patrolling Bush and Hobby airports. Homeland Security said this happened at major airports all over the country as a precaution.
The attacks came as Houston prepared to welcome thousands to our city for the upcoming Final Four.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said the city is ready. Mayor Turner said, "It is my primary job to maintain the safety and security of the people. That's why it's important to have a beefed up law enforcement agency."
A fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute said he would not be surprised if there are more police present during the games. Joe Barnes told KPRC 2, "Given the numbers of people involved with the Final Four, there are real limits to what law enforcement can do in these circumstances."
Five-thousand miles from Belgium, customers ate at the Brussels Café near downtown Houston. The owner is from Belgium. Her customers ached for the café’s namesake.
Customer, Daler Schramm said, "There is no place in the world that a person can truly feel safe anymore. It's really such a shame."
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