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Man arrested near Brussels shopping centre ‘with explosives’

City2 Shopping Mall in Brussels

Terror police in Brussels this morning arrested a man apparently armed with a suicide vest at a shopping center.

Officers stopped the man at City2 shopping mall following a pre-dawn alert at the heart of the Belgian capital.

The shopping center was closed and police in hoods and military were seen patrolling the area after the 5.30am alert.Belgium has been living under a threat level that an attack is possible and likely since the November attacks in Paris, some of whose perpetrators were either Belgian nationals or had lived in Brussels.

On March 22, attacks on the Brussels subway and airport killed 32.

Police pictured on the scene of a bomb alert in the City2 shopping mall in the Rue Neuve - Nieuwstraat in the city center of Brussels Bomb alert at shopping centre, Brussels, Belgium - 21 Jun 2016

A man believed to be wearing a suicide vest has been taken into custody


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