Police performed various attack simulation exercises at the Brussels synagogue from 7:00 AM on Sunday, according to RTLinfo.
This was confirmed in the early afternoon by Olivier Slosse, a spokesman for local Brussels-Ixelles police. They began testing the last scenario at midday.
Several dozen people were involved in the training. The Quick Reaction Force (QRF) - a specialist unit within the local police – and soldiers took part in the exercise.
Several scenarios were tested, for example, a man shooting into a crowd or somebody threatening people with a knife.
“We have been doing this type of exercise in shopping centres, cinemas and concert halls for several years, and now today in a place of worship,” Slosse explained. “We test techniques and coordination between services. It is not linked to a particular threat or risk, it’s so can be ready in case of a real threat.”
The Brussels Times