Belgium Extends Highest Threat Level for Brussels Capital Region

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Terror Threat Prompts Unprecedented Lockdown

Police and soldiers stand guard outside Brussels central railway station in Belgium.

Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Belgium kept the threat level for Brussels at the highest level and may evaluate it on a daily basis, Prime Minister Charles Michel said.

At the same time, the subway system and schools in the Belgian capital will reopen on Wednesday, Michel told reporters in Brussels on Monday. The rest of the country remains at threat level 3, the second-highest.

The reopening of the metro system may be “progressive,” Michel said.

Earlier Monday, Belgian authorities charged one of 16 suspects detained during raids on Sunday night with taking part in the Paris attacks and released the other 15, the federal prosecutor’s office said.

Belgium-born Salah Abdeslam, one of two brothers believed to have been involved in the Paris assaults that killed 130, continued to elude authorities.

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