Kentucky man living in Brussels describes attack scene
More than 4,000 miles away from her Corbin, Kentucky home, Elaine Bennett’s son, Joby was just two miles from a scene of devastation.
“When you first hear that, where is he at? He had communicated with them that he was alight,” she said in hearing about the attacks about 6 Tuesday morning.
Bennett’s son works for an international business. Her daughter-in-law and seven and two year-old grand daughters have been in Brussells for four years.
Joby Bennett says he feared something like this was bound to happen.
“The authorities in Brussells have allowed this environment to fester as far as giving radicals a place to live,” Bennett told WKYT over the phone from Belgium Tuesday.
Joby Bennett says he travels quite a bit. He says it has been unsettling to see the airport in disarray.
He says the terrorists didn’t harm anyone in his company that he knows of, but he says the attack put a halt to a lot of his work, and the people traveling to get it done. And he’s questioning his role as well.
“It’s already started conversations with my wife. Do we start looking for something back in the US?” he said.
“I’m just glad that he is safe. Just prayers and thoughts with those that are injured,” said Elaine Bennett.
Bennett says he felt safe in his office, but he doesn’t feel safe out in public any more.