Brussels On High Terror Alert, Shuts Down Its Subway
After last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris, the threats to Belgium’s capital of Brussels has been raised due its housing of members of terror organizations connected to the attacks.
Brussels was home to the suspected organizer of the Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, and Belgium has filed charges of “participation in terrorist attacks and participation in the activities of a terrorist organization” against three suspects involved. One Paris attacker, Salah Abdeslam, crossed into Belgium the morning after the attacks, leading to more intense military action.
Prime Minister of Belgium, Charles Michel, said the decision to raise the threat level was “based on quite precise information about the risk of an attack like the one that happened in Paris … where several individuals with arms and explosives launch actions, perhaps even in several places at the same time.”
The Brussels Metro is closed for now while military investigations occur while one of the suspects is still at large.