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Suspect arrested for bomb alert

15 May 2007

BRUSSELS – Train service near Oudenaarde was stopped for 50 minutes this morning after a bomb alert in the Oudenaarde station. The scare proved to be a false alarm and a suspect has been apprehended by police.

Train service resumed at 7.20 am, Fréderic Petit of rail infrastructure manager Infrabel says. A total of five trains, four destined for Brussels and one headed for Kortrijk, were delayed for about 30 minutes.

A 45-year-old man thought to be responsible for the false alarm has been arrested. The man reportedly used two different mobile phones to call the railway police with the warning about a bomb.

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Subject: Belgian news