Brussels bomb suspect wearing ‘fake suicide belt’

Brussels (AFP) – A man with a fake suicide belt was arrested after a bomb scare at a shopping centre triggered a major anti-terror operation in central Brussels on Tuesday, federal prosecutors said.

Belgium remains on a high state of alert after Islamic State-claimed bomb attacks in March left 32 dead at the airport and on the metro.

Tuesday’s incident began at about 6:30 am (0430 GMT) after a report of a man acting suspiciously near the City 2 shopping centre set off a bomb alert.