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Man arrested in Brussels over suspected plot to attack US embassy
A Belgian man has been arrested on suspicion of planning a terror attack on the American embassy in Brussels.
The federal prosecutor said the man, identified by his initials "MG", was arrested by the federal police's anti-terror squad in the capital on Saturday morning.
He remains in custody and has been charged with "attempted bombing in a terrorist context" and "preparation of a terrorist offence".
The man, in his forties, had been monitored by security services for a long time, according to RTBF, after his behaviour on social media attracted their attention.
He denies any involvement. The US embassy in Brussels declined to comment.
Photo: Nicolas Maeterlinck/Belga