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Brussels Zaventem airport alert ends: Bomb threats reported on two planes

Published 10/08/2016

Zaventem airport bomb alert: reports of a possible explosive devices
Zaventem airport bomb alert: reports of a possible explosive devices

Two passenger planes that landed at Zaventem Airport in Brussels had reported bomb alerts, according to reports.

Some flights were redirected to other airports because of the reports of a possible explosive devices.

A spokesman for the federal prosecutor, Eric Van der Sypt, told Belgain broadcaster VRT there was a threat deemed "serious enough to take measures".

The threats came from messages on Twitter, according to Belgian newspaper HLN. Both planes landed safely.

An airport police spokeswoman said no bomb alerts were in place and that there was no problem at the airport.

The planes were both run by the Scandivian airline, SAS, one came from Oslo in Norway and the other from Arlanda in Sweden.

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