BREAKING: Troops Deployed on Brussels Streets as Belgium Warns Terror Attack Imminent

The government of Belgium has raised the terror alert in Brussels to the highest level, 4, and is warning residents to avoid any activity that involves crowds–from public transportation to commercial districts and concerts.

The government said no details would released until the morning.

Brussels Troops Twitter
Troops deployed in Brussels, Friday, November 20, 2015, image via Twitter.

The statement below in French followed by a Google translation to English.

Suites des attentats à Paris – Menace imminente en Région bruxelloise

Suite à une nouvelle évaluation de l’OCAM effectuée ce vendredi 20/11 au soir, le niveau d’alerte terroriste est passé à un niveau 4, très grave, pour la Région bruxelloise. Le niveau 3 reste d’application pour le reste du pays.

L’analyse démontre en effet une menace sérieuse et imminente nécessitant la prise de mesures de sécurité spécifiques ainsi que des recommandations particulières à la population.

Conseils à la population :

Evitez les lieux à forte concentration de personnes au sein de la Région bruxelloise (les concerts, les grands événements, les gares et aéroports, les transports en commun, les lieux à forte concentration commerciale).

Facilitez et respectez les contrôles de sécurité
Ne diffusez pas de rumeurs : suivez les informations officielles des autorités et services de police

Afin de permettre aux enquêtes judiciaires de suivre leur cours, aucun détail supplémentaire ne sera donné. Une communication du Gouvernement suivra demain matin.

English translation by Google:

Following a new assessment of the OCAM performed this Friday, 20/11 at night, the terror alert level rose to a level 4, very serious, for the Brussels Region. Level 3 continue to apply to the rest of the country.

The analysis shows indeed a serious and imminent threat that requires taking specific security measures as well as specific recommendations for the population.

Advice to the population:

Avoid places with high concentrations of people in the Brussels region (concerts, major events, train stations and airports, public transport, places of high commercial concentration).

Facilitate follow the safety controls

Do not post rumors: follow the official information from the authorities and police services

In order to enable judicial inquiries to track their progress, no further details will be given. A communication from the Government will follow tomorrow morning.

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