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    Suspicious toy pig sees Brussels street closed by bomb squad

    The pig toy was found not to be dangerous, Credit: Wikipedia

    The army mine clearance service (DOVO) was called out to Rue Souveraine in Ixelles on Wednesday to deal with a suspicious package – a plush pig with wires around its neck.

    The animal had aroused the suspicions of passersby throughout the afternoon due to visible electrical wires on the pig, according to Belga.

    As a precaution, the police decided to close the street to the traffic, set up a safety zone and allow the DOVO to disarm the animal.

    Around 17:00, it turned out that the pig was not dangerous after all, and the safety zone was lifted.

    The Brussels Times