In a communiqué on Tuesday morning, the Crown Prosecutor’s Office has asked the Brussels population not to travel for now. The Brussels Senior Crown Prosecutor is currently in the crisis management centre set up by the SPF Intérieur (the federal public service for home affairs), along with the various key players who are responsible for national security. These are the police services, representatives from the Belgian Crown Prosecutor’s Office and concerned government ministers.
The Federal Prosecutor’s Office is carrying out an investigation into all of the facts whilst attempting to establish whether a link may be made between them. “If new evidence comes to light, this will be circulated,” it states.
Two bombs went off at Brussels Airport in Zaventem. A further explosion also occurred in Maelbeek metro station. “At the current time, we have no information regarding the victims,” the Federal Prosecutor’s Office indicates.
“Everyone’s prime concern is to treat the casualties and ensure the protection of national security,” it further adds.
Christopher Vincent (Source: Belga)