Belgium: Brussels suburb in lockdown after reports of gunman

The Forest region of Brussels was sealed off by police on Thursday as part of a major armed operation responding to reports that a gunman is at large. A helicopter and armed police units were deployed in the Forest region of Brussels following reports that an armed man is hiding inside one of the buildings. The events are unfolding near a primary school on Rue Jean-Baptiste Vanpe, in the... Еще Forest municipality. Approximately 350 pupils were ordered to stay inside for safety reasons. Snipers are also present at the scene, according to witnesses, who also claimed that police ordered everyone in neighbouring premises to remain at home. Media cited the local mayor, Marc-Jean Ghyssels as also confirming the police operation.

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