Authorities will keep the Belgian capital on the highest state of alert into Monday’s start of the workweek because of the “serious and imminent” threat of a Paris-style attack, the prime minister said.
In France, meanwhile, police issued a new appeal to identify the third attacker who was killed in the attacks at the national stadium in Paris. They posted a photo of the man on Twitter, appealing to the public for information that would help identify him.
Schools and universities in Brussels will be closed, and the city’s subway will remain shut down, government officials decided at a meeting Sunday of the country’s National Security Council.
With one suspect in the Nov. 13 attacks in France last seen crossing into Belgium, officials in Brussels kept much of the city shut down during the weekend. Officials also recommended that sports competitions and all activities in public buildings be canceled, and malls and commercial centers closed.
“We fear an attack like in Paris, with several individuals, perhaps in several places,” said Prime Minister Charles Michel, who chaired the meeting. Brussels was put on Level 4, the highest state of alert, while the rest of Belgium was on Level 3.
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