The US embassy in Brussels was evacuated while police investigate a suspect vehicle, officials and police said.
"I can confirm we have been evacuated. There was a suspect vehicle," said Viktor Sidabras, the spokesman for the US mission to the European Union.
Belgian news agency Belga said police closed several main routes out of the city and sealed off a security zone around the embassy
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