WORLD Dozens evacuated amid bomb alert in European Commission office

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Dozens evacuated amid bomb alert in European Commission office

China Daily

02:40, March 20, 2019

European Union flags outside the EC. (Photo: VCG) 

Dozens of people were evacuated amid an urgent bomb alert reported at the European Commission office and surrounding buildings on Tuesday, reported the Brussels Times.

"Bomb alert in Rue Breydel," said a message sent to EC staff, seen by the Brussels Times.

A "telephone bomb threat" was made Tuesday morning to a consulting office linked to the European Union's executive Commission, said Ilse Van de Keere, spokesperson of the police zone Brussels-Ixelles.

Part of the street has been cordoned off. Firefighters and paramedics are on the scene, according to the report.

 


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