February 5, 2020

A false bomb alert at the Arlon synagogue

Arlon - A suspicious package was discovered this Wednesday morning, around 8:30 am, in front of the Arlon synagogue. The police immediately surrounded the neighborhood. Finally, more fear than harm: around 11 am, the device was lifted. 

It was around 8:30 am this morning when a suspicious package, a black suitcase, was discovered in front of the Arlon synagogue. The police were immediately notified and to ensure the safety of citizens, the streets surrounding the synagogue were closed to traffic. An important security perimeter was therefore set up.

The demining service, located near Brussels, as well as the army, were called in for reinforcement and arrived on site at the end of the morning. Finally, more fear than harm: around 11 a.m., the entire system was lifted and the area again opened to traffic. Commissioner Michaël Collini confirmed to the press that it was a false alarm.

Source: shootlux