U.S. Officials Issue ‘Security Alert’ Over Possible Attack In Major European City

  • The embassy instructed U.S. citizens in the area to avoid crowds, keep a low profile, be aware of their surroundings, keep an eye on local media reports, and monitor alerts from the State Department.
  • The Brussels Times reported that Belgium’s National Crisis Centre indicated that the threat of a potential terror attack on the metro train did lead to an increase in vigilance but that the likelihood of an attack is low.
  • The report said that the threats were originally sent to the European Commission in emails that were “written in Russian threatening an ‘explosion’” on Wednesday.