Police evacuated European Parliament building after bomb alert
Police in Brussels evacuated EU parliament building after suspect car sparked a bomb alert.
The measure was prompted by a suspicious car parked close the building on Montoyer Street, Brussels, according to European broadcaster RTF.
Bomb alert here at European Parliament in Brussels. Currently being evacuated.— Luke 'Ming' Flanagan (@lukeming) February 2, 2015
A spokeswoman for the parliament said Belgian authorities had investigated the car and that there had was no danger.
"The buildings have reopened and staff are back at their desks," she said.
She said dozens of staff were evacuated and were allowed to return to the building around noon.
Reported photos online from the scene show a police robot investigating the vehicle.
Irish MEP Luke 'Ming' Flanagan tweeted about the incident, writing online: "Bomb alert here at European Parliament in Brussels. Currently being evacuated".