City in lockdown as armed police corner suspected jihadi bomber wearing ‘long winter coat with wires attached’
Armed police approach the suspect who was seen wearing a long coat in Brussels
The SunBELGIAN police have cornered a “suspicious” man at gunpoint after he walked through Brussels wearing a “a long coat with protruding wires”.
Dramatic images showed the man kneeling on the ground with his hands behind his head as two police train their pistols at him in the city centre. Police said the man had now been detained. It was also confirmed a bomb disposal robot was sent to the scene.
Heavily-armed security forces train their rifles on the suspect as they respond to reports of a “suspicious” man in a long winter coat with protruding wires
Spokesman Christian De Coninck confirmed an operation was underway at Place de la Monnaie in the city centre, saying: “We got a call about someone acting suspiciously.
“Someone with a heavy winter coat – in these temperatures it’s very suspicious. “And there were wires coming out of the coat too. We didn’t take any risks. The person was stopped and kept at a distance.
“We are now waiting for more information from the bomb disposal unit which is at the scene now and then we’ll know more.”
A bomb disposal robot appears to approach the scene of the scare