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    Ocam lowers threat alert for police


    The level of threat against police officers and police premises was finally lowered after several months on Monday, reports daily De Tijd on Tuesday. The level-3 (red) alert reached following the dismantling of the Verviers terrorist cell in January was downgraded to a level-2 (orange) alert. The Home Office’s crisis unit will rule on appropriate security measures on Tuesday.

    A level-2 threat implies an attack is possible but unlikely, whereas a level 3 reveals the threat is real and serious.

    At the same time, Ocam (Threat Assessment Coordination Body) raised the threat level from 1 to 2 for reception centres for asylum seekers after an increase in attacks on refugees in some neighbouring countries.

    Christopher Vincent (Source: Belga)