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11/21/15

EU: Brussels on full security alert, metro closed

Brussels has been placed on its highest level of security alert after what officials describe as a “serious and imminent threat”.

The Belgian capital and region have moved up to level four after intelligence suggested the threat of a “Paris-style” attack involving weapons and explosives.
The city’s metro system will remain closed for both Saturday and Sunday.

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel confirmed the level four status. “It has been recommended that we stop the metro until Sunday afternoon,” he said. “I cannot comment on any ongoing operations or the inquiry for obvious reasons.”

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