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Antwerp Centraal evacuated

Published on 16/03/2007

16 March 2007

BRUSSELS – Train station Antwerp Centraal was evacuated at 3 p.m. on Friday because of a bomb alert. The security services searched the building but could find nothing suspicious.

The bomb alert was lifted at 4.15 p.m. Train service has resumed though there are still some delays.

“At about 2.35 p.m. the railway police received a bomb threat. At 3 p.m. all trains were driven out of the station and the building was evacuated. Security services started a sweep of the building for suspicious packages at 3.30 p.m.,” said Frédéric Petit of railway infrastructure manager Infrabel.

The spokesperson said that travellers to and from Antwerp during the evening rush hour should expect delays of 15 to 20 minutes.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

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