Belgium is living moments of tension at present. SWAT teams and bomb squads have been at work since dawn, because of a bomb threat at the shopping center City 2, located in the center of Brussels. This action was triggered by an anonymous call the police received at around 5.30 a.m., from a man threatened to blow himself up outside the shopping center located on Boulevard Jardin Botanique.
The mall has been immediately evacuated and bomb squads intervened to check whether there were any explosive devices. Meanwhile, the police has arrested a man with a fake explosive vest. On its website, the newspaper Derniere Heure wrote that the arrested man is 26, and that the false kamikaze belt was filled with salt. Still according to reports on the site of the Belgian newspaper, the police seems to have arrested a second man suspected of wearing an explosive belt, while he was in a car parked in the rue Stephenson, near Piazza Pavillon in Scaherbeek, a district in the north of Brussels, about two kilometers away from the city center.
Meanwhile, the Federal crisis center has decided not to change the level of terror alert, which remains at 3 on a scale of 4. This means that attacks are still “possible” and “probable”. “At present, the situation is under control,” – said Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, while leaving the crisis center. “Security services remain extremely vigilant,” – he added.