Threat against Brussels Airport but no reason to panic
Thursday, 11 August 2016
Contradictory statements by authorities “Currently, there are no real threat,” said on Wednesday (10 August) the spokesperson for the Interior Minister Jan Jambon, in response to a “possible bomb alert” at Brussels Airport. “No security measures have been taken and there is no meeting of the crisis group.”
Earlier on Wednesday evening, the spokesperson for the federal prosecutor stated that “it’s possible that, as part of the security procedure, several measures have been taken”. The spokesperson added that there was no reason to panic.
The information about a possible threat had been forwarded to the competent Belgian services via its international cooperation. However, the crisis center confirmed that no security measures had been taken.
The federal prosecutor stated on RTBF stated that the threat was “not serious”. The Red Cross announced after 20 pm that the emergency plan at the airport had been lifted.
The spokesperson for Jan Jambon could not confirm if planes to Brussels Airport had been threatened.