Brussels metro shut as Belgian capital put on maximum alert




 
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Brussels metro shut as Belgian capital put on maximum alert
 
November 21st, 2015  
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Brussels metro shut as Belgian capital put on maximum alert
By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium raised the alert status for its capital Brussels to the highest level on Saturday, shutting the metro and warning the public to avoid crowds because of a "serious and imminent" threat of an attack. A week after the Paris attacks carried out by Islamic State militants, of whom one suspect from Brussels is at large and said by authorities to be highly dangerous, the city was placed on the top level "four" in the government's threat scale after a meeting of top ministers, police and security services. "The advice for the population is to avoid places where a lot of people come together like shopping centres, concerts, events or public transport stations wherever possible," a spokesman for the government's crisis centre said.

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