Bomb alert in Brussels' EU district

9th June 2015, Comments 0 comments

The area around the EU offices in Brussels was evacuated Tuesday and roads temporarily blocked after a bomb alert, Belgian media said.

The incident happened on the eve of an EU-Latin America summit which will bring the leaders of 40 nations to the Belgian capital.

The bomb alert happened at 1930 GMT in the European quarter and was linked to a suspect car parked outside the European Council building, the Belga news agency said.

A bomb squad team was sent to the site, it added.

There was no confirmation late Tuesday from the Brussels police or the European Council.

The roads were opened to traffic again an hour after the alert, an AFP journalist said.

© 2015 AFP

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