NBA Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo was at the Brussels airport during a deadly terrorist attack early Tuesday.
Mutombo posted two messages on his Facebook page to let everyone know he was not injured. The Atlanta Hawks confirmed that he was in Belgium when the terrorists struck at both the airport and on a subway, killing at least 31 people and wounding scores.
Mutombo posted one photo showing people walking around outside the airport, accompanied by the message, "God is good. I am in Brussels Airport with this craziness. I am fine." He followed with a selfie and another message, "Thank you everyone. I am safe here. God is good."
The 49-year-old Mutombo is a native of the Congo who now lives in Atlanta. The eight-time All-Star retired in 2009.
In addition to Mutumbo, former Saint Mary's basketball player Brad Waldow was also in the airport.
Shortly after the attack occurred, Waldow tweeted a photo outside the airport with the caption: "Thank you God for keeping me safe during these attacks in Belgium missed the explosions by minutes#brusselslockdown."
Thank you God for keeping me safe during these attacks in Belgium missed the explosions by minutes#brusselslockdown pic.twitter.com/YuPRyIk0Cf— Brad Waldow (@bradwaldow) March 22, 2016
“It was just pandemonium. Everybody just started screaming and running and we knew something happened,” Waldow told The San Francisco Chronicle on Tuesday.
Waldow, who was a key member of Saint Mary's from 2010 to 2014, now plays for the Belgium team Port of Antwerp Giants. He told The Chronicle he was on his way to Italy to play in the FIBA Europe Cup.
“We felt helpless. We’re running and we don’t know where any of the danger is coming from,” Waldow told The Chronicle.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.