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European district reopened after bomb alert

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Police in Brussels have reopened a street close to the European Commission (EC) headquarters after a bomb threat was sent to a company on rue Breydel. Police spokeswoman Ilse Van de Keere said a “telephone bomb threat” temporarily forced the evacuation of some 40 people from a building close to the EU Commission on Tuesday, as previously reported.

The street was sealed off by police, who had it checked for explosives but reopened it after a thorough check with sniffer dogs found nothing. 

The EC claimed the threat was made to a company linked to the EU and “had been taken seriously”.

The threat was a false alarm, according to reports. 

Margaritis Schinas, a spokesman for EC, told the daily press briefing the EC staff were using alternative entries as a result of the incident.

The Brussels Times

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