Anti-terror operation underway in Brussels after bomb alert
An anti-terror operation is currently underway at City 2, a Brussels shopping centre, after a bomb threat was reported on Tuesday.
Belgium: An anti-terror operation is currently underway at City 2, a Brussels shopping centre, after a bomb threat was reported on Tuesday.
According to CNN, a man has been arrested in the City 2 shopping complex and a search is underway.
The eyewitnesses present near the Brussels shopping complex, the entire street has been locked down.
“A man was arrested at 5.30 this morning, possibly in possession of explosives. The bomb disposal team of the army is verifying whether this is the case,” a spokeswoman for the Brussels prosecutor said.
Belgium’s crisis centre, which coordinates security measures, said it was holding a meeting, with Prime Minister Charles Michel present, to discuss the incident, news agency Reuters reported.
The incident began at about 1000 IST this morning after a report of a man acting suspiciously near the City 2 shopping centre triggered a bomb alert, broadcaster RTL reported.
On March 22, two explosions hit Brussels Airport. A third blast hit Maelbeek metro station near the headquarters of the EU institutions, killing over 30 people and injuring at least 300.