The U.S. Embassy in Belgium issued a warning this week of a possible terrorist attack targeting public areas in the country this week.
“Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Belgium. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting, music, and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas,” an alert posted by the embassy on March 7 reads.
On March 8, the embassy stated that “police have heightened security in response to a threat of a possible metro attack to be conducted today, March 8,” which never came to pass, according to another statement.
“Continue to be aware of your surroundings and use caution when traveling in and around Brussels,” the statement reads.
It advises Americans to keep a low profile, avoid crowds, and be aware of their surroundings while in the country.
The Belgian Federal Police stated that a terrorist attack is “unlikely” now after the European Commission received two emails that warned of an “explosion” occurring in the Brussels metro,” EuroNews reported.
Belgium’s Coordination Unit for Threat Analysis assessed the threat as being “unlikely,” according to a spokesperson from the country’s National Crisis Center.
“Additional measures are currently not necessary. The National Crisis Center, in collaboration with all the security services, continues to closely monitor the situation,” the spokesman said.
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