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Missionary injured in Brussels attack had close call with terror before



BRUSSELS - Three Mormon missionaries from Utah were seriously hurt in the Brussels airport blast, for one, this wasn’t his first brush with terrorism

Richard Norby, Joseph Empey, and Mason Wells were taking a French missionary to the airport when the bombs exploded.

Empey's parents say he is out of surgery and is in good spirits tonight.

Wells’ family tells reporters he was near the finish line watching the Boston Marathon with his mother when two bombs were detonated in 2013. He was also in France during the Paris attacks last fall.

"We have spoken to him briefly and he feels blessed that he wasn't injured more given his close proximity to the bomb. We will continue to pray and hope for everyone affected by this tragedy,” a statement from his family said.