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Weapons seized as Belgian police detain one in Brussels raid

Belgian authorities have detained one person and seized weapons and computer materials in a raid in Brussels.

The Brussels prosecutor's office said the search "was aimed at a person suspected of being in possession of arms and explosives and who was thought to have made threats of a terrorist nature".

The raid was launched on Monday in the Schaerbeek area of the Belgian capital. An explosives team was called in to handle a suspect package, but no explosives were found.

The person, identified only as A.B. and who is known to police, is due to face a judge on Tuesday.

Belgian police and the military have been on high alert since suicide bombers killed 32 people at Brussels airport and on the city's subway in March.



From Belfast Telegraph