Tuesday, 19 March 2019
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