‘Terrorist threat’ suspect arrested, arms seized in Brussels
A 34-year-old man was detained Monday morning in the area of Liedts, Schaerbeek without incident while several items, including firearms and a computer were seized, the prosecutor in the case said, RTL Info reports.
The explosive devices removal unit also assisted in the operation, examining a suspicious package. No explosives were found in the package or elsewhere in the searched premises.
The man is suspected of posing terrorist threats and will be brought before a judge today.
A number of streets were sealed off in the Schaerbeek area for a time Monday evening while people were escorted back to their homes by police.
The services of five tram lines were also halted for a period at the order of police.
The Federal Prosecutor's Office has said no further comments will be made in relation to the investigation.