Tuesday, 23 May 2017
The city of Brussels will not deploy more police officers, as a result of the attack that took place Monday night in Manchester, which has so far resulted in 22 people loosing their lives. “Maximum security measures have already been taken in preparation for the NATO summit and all hypothetical scenarios have been taken into account”, indicated on Tuesday Brussels Mayor Yvan Mayeur.
“Since the Brussels attacks, systematic planning is carried out on all potential scenarios that could occur and particular planning go to relief and response. Currently we have taken the maximum security measures, Yvan Mayeur clarified.
Interior Minister Jan Jambon, declared that OCAM, the Belgian coordination body for threat analysis is closely following the situation in Manchester and that the terrorist threat level remains at 3 (on a scale of 4) in Belgium.
This level signifies that the treat is serious, possible and plausible, but that there is no specific information of an imminent threat.
According to Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, there are currently no Belgian victims following the Manchester bombing.
The Brussels Times