Was just escorted out of a restaurant rue du midi. Area shut -police op probably going on now. #BrusselsLockdown pic.twitter.com/bsq02mkhAn— Davide Patteri (@DavidePatteri) November 22, 2015
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A witness at a restaurant in the vicinity told RTL that police had ordered the people to finish their meals and “wait for their signal to evacuate.”
Police ordered people living in Rue de Midi to close their windows. Security forces have put the street and adjacent streets on lockdown, local newspaper La Libre reported.
Radisson Blu hotel in Brussels is on lockdown due to a terror threat.
#BrusselsLockdown RadissonBlu guests are asked not to leave the hotel. Grande Place evacuated. Operation close to Rue du Midi.— Sonja (@sonjamoraz) November 22, 2015
Radisson Blu Brussels security lock down, armed soldiers in lobby. "threat of attack" #Brussels #BrusselsLockdown pic.twitter.com/MhbOt5msUy— Seimen Burum (@SeimenBurum) November 22, 2015
- Security op in Brussels center
- Armed soldiers involved
- Area near Grand Place & Radisson Blu hotel on lockdown
I am at the Hotel Windsor Grande Place. We have been asked not to leave the hotel. Soldiers outside. Piano player inside #BrusselsLockdown— Joost van Nispen (@JoostTom) November 22, 2015
Grote Markt evacuated
#FLASH Reports that Belgium Special Forces in #Brussels have mounted their Helmets – this means usually serious shit…— Marcel Sardo (@marcelsardo) November 22, 2015
There has been “a general threat in the immediate area but no specific threat to the hotel itself,” Channel 4 News Alex Thomson, who is at the Brussels hotel, citing a hotel manager.
Police operation over. Arrests have been made.
Police report Salah Abdeslam, subject of manhunt, not among 16 arrested in Belgian raids connected to Paris attacks