Man taken into custody in Brussels after security alert

June 21, 2016 8:03 AM

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BRUSSELS — Belgian authorities took a man into custody early Tuesday following a pre-dawn security alert at a major shopping center in downtown Brussels.

The security operation was launched following an alert about a suspicious package, according to staff at the City 2 shopping center. Belgium’s Standaard newspaper, quoting Brussels police spokeswoman Ilse Van de Keere, said that a man had called police threatening to blow himself up outside the mall...

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