Belgium on High Alert for Terrorist Attacks
BRUSSELS (AP) — With at least one suspect from the Paris attacks still at large and seen entering Belgium, the capital, Brussels, is under lockdown today with the threat level at its highest state of alert.
Subways in Brussels are closed and heavily armed police and soldiers are on the streets. Prime Minister Charles Michel says the government has "quite precise information about the risk of an attack."
Speaking at a news conference today, he said the fear was that "several individuals with arms and explosives could launch an attack ... perhaps even in several places."
Other life seemed to go on much as usual, with plenty of vehicular traffic in the streets. The Pro League, the federation of Belgium's top soccer clubs, said it would play this weekend's games despite a recommendation not to.
British Prime Minister David Cameron plans to travel to Paris Monday morning for crisis talks with French President Francois Hollande (frahn-SWAH' oh-LAWND').
Meanwhile, media reports say a hotel raid in Turkey has netted three Islamic State group militants, including a Belgian of Moroccan descent who reportedly scouted locations in Paris that were attacked last week.