Brussels Closes off EU Area After Bomb Alert

Brussels Closes off EU Area After Bomb Alert

Rabat – The EU headquarters in Brussels is on high alert after an office connected to the EU received a bomb threat, according to the Brussels Times.Approximately 40 people evacuated a building near the European Union headquarters on Tuesday.The consulting office, which does work for the European Commission, received a telephone bomb threat, leading to the immediate evacuation of the building, said Brussels police spokeswoman Ilse Van de Keere. Police closed off a part of the street and deployed sniffer dogs around 11:00 a.m. GMT.Police told the Associated Press (AP) said that they have already reopened the street close to the European Union headquarters.On Monday, a shooting took place in a tram in Utrecht, the Netherlands, leaving three dead.The shooter, identified as Gokmen Tanis, a 37-year-old born in Turkey, was on the run for several hours but was arrested on the same day.Last Friday, 50 were killed and at least 50 more people were wounded in a terror attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.Last Saturday, one day after the attack, prosecutors in Christchurch charged Australian national Brenton Tarrant, 28, identified as the main mosque shooter, with murder. He will receive additional charges, said the court.Read also: Australia Calls for Unity, Compassion After New Zealand Terrorist Attack

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