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Brussels Airport evacuated after hoax bomb alert
A bomb hoax led to the evacuation of Brussels Airport shortly after midnight on Wednesday - and could be linked to a similar false alarm at North Station on Monday.
Flights were not affected, as no departures are scheduled from Zaventem after midnight, and the situation had returned to normal in time for Wednesday morning's first take-offs.
A spokesperson for the Brussels-Halle-Vilvoorde prosecutor's office said there was a likelihood that the hoaxer is the same person who caused the evacuation of Brussels North station on Monday.
According to the prosecutor's office, the technique used was almost identical: a phone call threatening to blow up the terminal with an explosive belt if a cash payment of €200,000 is not made. The caller has yet to be identified.
Photo: Yorick Jansens/Belga