A man is being held by police in Brussels, Belgium on suspicion of planning a terror attack on the U.S. embassy.
Breitbart The counter-terror division of the Federal Police arrested the man on Saturday in the centre of Brussels, according to information received by Belgian broadcaster RTBF and reported Monday.
“He was behaving in a way that was suspicious on several fronts and monitoring was therefore put in place against him,” said Eric Van Duyse, spokesman for the federal prosecutor. “His statements suggested he was going to act soon,” he added.
Arraigned before a magistrate on Monday, the suspect was charged with attempting a terrorist attack and preparation of a terrorist offence. He denies the accusations, according to the prosecutor’s statement.
The Belgian prosecutor’s office added that no more details of the case will be released at this stage.
This is not the first time there has been a security threat against a U.S. station in Belgium. In April, eight Iraqi migrants were found in a truck on the United States Air Force operated Chievres base, and were handed to Belgian authorities. It was not known at the time how the migrants managed to board the truck or if they had intended to enter the American base.
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Brussels, where the headquarters of the European Union and NATO are located, has been targeted by Muslim extremist attacks in the past.
Investigators allege that Mohamed Albrini was part of a Brussels-based jihadist cell affiliated with the Islamic State that planned both the Paris attacks and suicide bombings in Brussels on March 22, 2016, in which bombings at the airport and on the subway killed 32 people and wounded hundreds of others. The militant “Islamic State” group claimed responsibility for the attacks.
The Belgian national of Moroccan origin was caught on video with prime suspect Salah Abdeslam two days before November 2015 terror acts at a gas station north of Paris. Abdeslam is suspected of driving one of the vehicles used in the attacks.