The supreme court house in Antwerp has been put under increased surveillance following a decision by OCAM (the coordination unit for threat assessments in Belgium) to raise the terrorism alert level in Belgian territory to 3 out of 4. Police stations and offices have also increased their security but remain open as usual. In addition, all police officers have received permission to carry their weapons even when off service.
The public are requested to not enter any police station unless there is an absolutely necessary and urgent reason. For smaller issues and declarations, police urge the public to use alternative methods such as telephone or email correspondence.
The situation in the Jewish quarter remains unchanged. A number of police teams have already been put in place and been present there during the last couple of days.
Oscar Schneider (Source: Belga)