'Suspicious white powder' discovered at European Commission

'Suspicious white powder' discovered at European Commission
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On Friday morning, at around 11:50, emergency services were called to the 13th floor of the European Commission building – where President Ursula Von Der Leyen's office is.

While some mistook the incident for a fire, the Brussels Fire Brigade confirmed to The Brussels Times that the Commission had in fact received an envelope containing suspicious white powder.

According to Walter Derieuw, a spokesperson for the Brussels Fire Brigade, only one individual came into contact with the powder and has not presented any medical symptoms.

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The situation is now said to be "under control," and the building is not currently being evacuated. Furthermore, Civil Protection is on-site to analyse the powder.

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