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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

U.S. Embassy in Brussels evacuated, police check suspect vehicle: officials and police

Several roads have been closed following the discovery of a suspicious vehicle in the Regentlaan in Brussels at the U.S. embassy

De Wettunnel and the Belliardtunnel are open but motorists have to take the Zuidstation direction as they can not leave the tunnel at the Regent Street and should take the next exit. Surface traffic between two tunnels is interrupted. According to local police, the traffic remains limited.

Update Reuters: Two suspect vehicles containing gas bottles being investigated near U.S. Embassy in Brussels: officials

(Reuters) - Bomb disposal experts were investigating two suspect vehicles containing gas bottles near the U.S. embassy in central Brussels on Wednesday, a Belgian Defence Ministry spokesman said.

"As far as I know there are two suspect vehicles, one close to the American embassy and one close to the Belgian Defence Ministry," ministry spokesman Didier De Weerdt said. "Apparently there are gas bottles inside the vehicles."

He said several buildings had been evacuated between the embassy and the ministry and a bomb disposal squad was assessing the vehicles. Police closed several of the main routes through the district and out of the city center. Source