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Rick Scott orders flags be flown at half-staff to honor victims of Brussels attacks

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Gov. Rick Scott has ordered flags be flown at half-staff to honor the victims of the March 22 attack in Brussels.

On Tuesday, Scott directed that flags at all local and state buildings, installations and grounds throughout Florida be flown at half-staff until sunset on March 28. The order goes into effect immediately.

In his proclamation, Scott said he and his wife, Ann, “join all Floridians and Americans in mourning with the people of Belgium and denouncing these senseless acts of terror.”

“We offer our thoughts, prayers and condolences to the victims and everyone impacted by these acts of evil,” he said in the proclamation.

Bombs exploded at 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 Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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