Brussels: US embassy evacuated; suspect vehicle checked

By REUTERS
September 5, 2012 15:31




BRUSSELS - The US embassy in Brussels was evacuated on Wednesday while police investigated a suspect vehicle, officials and police said.

"I can confirm we have been evacuated. There was a suspect vehicle," said Viktor Sidabras, the spokesman for the US mission to the European Union. He said both the mission and the US bilateral embassy to Belgium had been evacuated.

Belgian news agency Belga said police closed several main routes out of the city and sealed off a security zone around the embassy.


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