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