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Brussels streets placed on LOCKDOWN as ‘terror police’ swoop in


BRUSSELS has been on lockdown earlier this evening and several streets have been cordoned off as well as public transport halted because of a ‘terror police’ operation.

Express, By Laura Mowat
PUBLISHED: 19:13, Mon, Dec 19, 2016

Brussels police

Police on the streets during the Brussels lockdown

A number of streets were sealed off and people were escorted back to their homes by the police.

Five tram lines stopped their services because of police orders.

Damage seen inside the departure terminal following the March 22, 2016 bombing at Zaventem Airport, in these photos made available to Reuters by the Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad

Damage seen inside the departure terminal following the March 22, 2016 bombing at Zaventem Airport, in these photos made available to Reuters by the Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad

There is speculation that the operation is linked to terrorism investigation.

According to Belgium press, one armed person was arrested during the lockdown.

A police officer said: “Several streets have been blocked, operations are in progress, but we will not give any details tonight.”

The police lifted the lockdown at around 8pm.

Tram track in Brussels
Trams in Brussels have been halted

Several streets have been blocked, operations are in progress, but we will not give any details tonight

Police officer

One Twitter user said: “Lock down in our part if Brussels. Police sent me back in. Lots of sirens out there.”

In October two Belgian police officers were attacked in Schaerbeek in an incident classified as a suspected terrorist act.

The political journalist, Thomas Gadisseux, tweeted: “Terrorist operation happening in Schaerbeek near to the Liedts place. A large number of police officers have been deployed since the beginning of the day.”

Police in Brussels
A number of streets in the capital of Belgium have been seeled off.

Schaerbeek is just five km away from the principally Muslim area of Molenbeek where the Abdeslam brothers lives, who were behind the Paris terrorist attacks.

A press announcement is due to take place at 11am tomorrow morning with more information about the police operations.

4 thoughts on “Brussels streets placed on LOCKDOWN as ‘terror police’ swoop in

  1. But to “balance out” the terrorism prevention operation, Brussels will no doubt go to great length to tell its citizens that it will label fruit from Israel’s “occupied territories.” We can really see how much love for Europeans from Islamic terrorists this spineless bullying of Israel does.

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