Bomb disposal unit called to Belgian airport Charleroi over suspicious vehicle
A suspicious vehicle in the airport’s parking was inspected by emergency services, airport spokesman Vincent Grassa told L’Avenir newspaper.
According to RTL Belgium, a mobile phone was found in the suspicious car. The channel added that police found no explosive devices in the vehicle.
Brussels South Charleroi Airport (BSCA) is an international airport located 46 kilometers south of central Brussels.
Attn si vous allez à L'aéroport de Charleroi, partez tôt! Ça roule au pas d'homme voir moins sur les 3 derniers km pic.twitter.com/WWroQ82X0f— la Gare de Cour (@lagaredecour) 23 March 2016
Belgium is on high alert following the deadly Brussels attacks that have claimed the lives of 31 people. A total of three bombs detonated, including two at the city's Zaventem International Airport and one at Maalbeek Metro station.
On Tuesday Belgian prosecutor identified two suicide bombers as brothers Khalid and Brahim El Bakroui.
According to Belgium’s RTBF public broadcaster, both brothers, residents of the capital, were known to police over links to organized crime, but not for terrorism.