Brussels Bomb Alert: No Explosives Found on Suspect

World » EU | June 21, 2016, Tuesday // 09:48
Bulgaria: Brussels Bomb Alert: No Explosives Found on Suspect Police officers block the access to City 2 shopping mall during an anti-terrorist operation in Brussels, Belgium, June 21, 2016. EPA/BGNES

Brussels authorities have said the belt of a man arrested in a shopping mall do not contain explosives.

The suspect was inside City2, a shopping center which is now evacuated.

Belgian public broadcaster RTBF, quoting security services, says no explosives were found on he man's belt.

Traffic was disrupted in the vicinity as streets in the streets in the area were sealed off and the nearby metro station was closed.

Citing its own sources, the broadcaster says it was the man himself who called the police to surrender.

The development comes nearly three months after the attacks at Brussels Airport and a metro station in the city which left 32 people dead and left more than 300 injured.

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