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    The Antwerp zoo has been evacuated following a bomb alert

    The Antwerp zoo, situated at the Reine Astrid place, has been completely evacuated Thursday afternoon around 14h00, following a telephone conversation indicating that there was a bomb inside the zoo, local police released in a statement. Since there are ongoing renovations at the zoo only few visitors had to be escorted out. The police is currently carrying out a search at the site and has also brought in sniffing dogs to assist them.

    The police is clear that the alert only concerns the zoo and not the Antwerp station that is close to it.

    Antwerp has received several bomb alerts the last few week but all of them have so far turned out to be false. 

    Christopher Vincent (Source: Belga)