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Brussels: lockdown

Brussels, the administrative capital of the EU and home of several of the attackers who killed 130 in Paris last weekend, is on high alert for a third day.

The subway, schools, malls, theaters, museums, and many other businesses remain closed. Large contingents of soldiers and police are patrolling the city center. The restrictions and extra security have been imposed in response to a “serious and imminent” threat of attacks in the city, according to the government (link in French).

A series of raids and arrests were made yesterday (Nov. 22), although a man thought to have been among the attackers in Paris has not yet been apprehended, despite reports that he returned to Brussels after the shootings and remains armed and dangerous.