Brussels remained under extremely heavy security

Brussels remained under extremely heavy security


Brussels stayed under exceptionally significant security after police carried out raids across the Belgian capital amid warnings of potential terrorist attacks much like those 10 days past that killed 130 people.

Sixteen individuals were detained in raids in Charleroi, another Belgian city as well as across Brussels, said federal prosecutor Eric Van der Sypt.

But authorities discovered no firearms or explosives indicating they hadn’t defused the danger that’s prompted the government to increase the terrorism alert to its highest degree for Brussels.

As the work week starts in Brussels, the city’s metro, schools as well as a leading European capital will stay closed, with just the city’s aboveground trams and buses running. Heavily armed cops and soldiers are about the roads, and individuals have already been warned in order to avoid big parties.