Belgium: Chemicals and weapons found near Brussels

Army forces in Brussels today Photo Credit: Avigail Gotlieb / Channel 2 News
Army forces in Brussels today Photo Credit: Avigail Gotlieb / Channel 2 News

In a raid in a suburb of Brussels police found an arsenal of weapons and dangerous chemicals. Brussels is on high alert

The streets of Brussels are swarming with police and army forces after intelligence information was received regarding terror activists planning an attack similar to the one in Paris last week. According to a news source in Belgium, an arsenal of dangerous chemicals and weapons was found in the Molenbeek suburb near Brussels by the police in a raid conducted earlier today. The suburb has been known to be the center of extremist Islam activitys. This raises the concern that a severe chemical attack might have been prevented.

Brussels today

Brussels today Photo Credit: Avigail Gotlieb / Channel 2 News

Due to the latest developments, Belgian authorities have declared a state of high alert and ordered residents to say indoors. Soldiers and armed vehicles are patrolling the streets. The underground Metro has been shut down, and stores were closed.

Police conducting searches in Breussels streets

Police conducting searches in Breussels streets Photo Credit: Avigail Gotlieb / Channel 2 News

The US government has issued an official warning to US citizens staying in the country to remain indoors until further notice. They advise US citizens to avoid crowded places if they have to go outside.

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