Three envelopes containing a suspicious powder have triggered an alert at NATO headquarters in Brussels, local police confirm. Brussels firefighters and civil protection units have been called to the scene of the incident.
At around 13:30, NATO’s own security services contacted Belgian authorities to report suspicious packages containing powder.
Members of the Brussels Fire Brigade and Civil Protection will collect samples of the suspicious powder for further analysis. At the time of publication, emergency services are still on the scene.
NATO has yet to officially comment on the incident.
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The incident comes just ahead of mounting speculation that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will attend Thursday’s European summit in Brussels in person.