3 March 2005
BRUSSELS – An army bomb squad was called in to blow up a suspect briefcase found in Brussels’ European Union district on Thursday.
The briefcase had been left outside an office block on Rue Belliard, a major artery road.
The road, along with part of Rue de Treves, was closed off to traffic between 9.45 and 10.30am.
It turned out to be a false alarm as a man had simply forgotten to pick up his briefcase, which also contained his laptop computer.
According to a police spokesman, the man had returned to the scene later and could confirm that his computer was no longer in working order.
[Copyright Expatica 2005]
Subject: Belgian news