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10 May 2019 | 05:47 PM UTC

Belgium: Suspicious packages prompt evacuation of Brussels area malls May 10 /update 1

Belgium News Alert

Police evacuate three shopping centers across Brussels area due to discovery of suspicious packages May 10; heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions to be expected over coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/10/2019, 12:00 AM until 5/10/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Brussels). COUNTRY/REGION Brussels

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Police have ordered the evacuations of the Woluwe Shopping Center, the Docks Bruxsel, and Westland Shopping Center located in the Brussels-Capital region on Friday evening (local time), May 10, following the discovery of suspicious packages. Authorities have established security perimeters and restricted road access in the aforementioned areas.

A heightened security presence and road closures are to be expected in the affected area over the coming hours. Further details are still emerging.


Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the area surrounding the mall, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities (security cordons, evacuation orders, etc.).


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