European Parliament, American Embassy And Brussels Court House In Bomb Scare





” Brussels was the scene of 3 different bomb alerts on Monday. One involved the American embassy, another the European Parliament and a third one the Brussels Court House dubbed the Palace of Justice. One suspect has been apprehended after the bomb threat at the European Parliament; he had a chain saw and a gun in his car. All 3 bomb alerts turned out be false alarm. Belgian police have had to make dozens of interventions since the terror alert level was raised two weeks ago. Police warn that those found guilty of a bomb hoax will face harsh punishment.

  3 European Parliament buildings were evacuated around noon due to a bomb threat. Nearby Montoyer Street was closed for all traffic. The evacuation was mostly a precaution, police say, after a suspicious-looking man had been spotted in the area. The alert was lifted shortly after 1pm.

  One suspect was apprehended, a man wearing a military uniform and acting suspiciously. The suspect was also carrying car keys, which fitted a nearby car. This vehicle was searched using a sniffer dog. The bomb disposal unit DOVO was also called to the scene. No explosives were discovered, but police did find a gun and a chain saw inside the vehicle.

  The 32-year-old man, who hails from Slovakia, apparently told the police he wanted to meet the European President. An examining magistrate will have to decide whether he will remain in custody. The Brussels public prosecutor demands his arrest for possessing weapons without a license and for threatening with an attack.

  The American embassy also had a bomb scare. According to Francophone sources, a man had parked a car in front of the building in order to flee the area immediately after. The area was closed due to safety reasons by the police. One hour later, the ban to enter the area was lifted again. “


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