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    Bomb threat at Brussels police station, investigation launched

    An anonymous caller threatened to blow up a police station in central Brussels. Credit: Google Street View

    An investigation is ongoing to find a person who threatened to blow up a police station in central Brussels on Saturday, a spokesperson for the station confirmed on Monday.

    The station located in the central Rue du Marché au Charbon received a telephone bomb threat at around 15:02 on Saturday, prompting increased surveillance around the station located in the city centre.

    “Somebody called us saying they intended to come to the station and blow it up,” Ilse Van de Keere, spokesperson for the Brussels-Ixelles police zone told the Brussels Times.

    “We started an investigation to find out who was the person behind the call and to determine why they called us,” she added.

    The police station is located in the heart of the city centre, just behind the Grand Place.

    The street was closed down to lay out a security perimeter, and people wanting to have access to the station were allowed in but were thoroughly searched.

    The perimeter was lifted at 19:00 on Saturday, according to Van de Keere.

    No information was made available about the advancement of the investigation, which is still ongoing.

    Gabriela Galindo
    The Brussels Times