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For a second day, Brussels remains on 'high alert'

A Belgian Army vehicle is parked in front of the main train station in the center of Brussels on Saturday.
A Belgian Army vehicle is parked in front of the main train station in the center of Brussels on Saturday.
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For a second day in a row, Brussels is on high alert.

As we reported, the Belgian capital was essentially shut down on Saturday after authorities said they received "concrete information" of a terrorist plot.

In a statement, the country's Crisis Center said the latest intelligence still points to a "serious and immediate threat." However, the Center said, the country's threat assessment unit will reevaluate the heightened security posture today. Authorities fear that terrorists may be planning a Paris-style attack in Brussels.

Reporting from Paris, NPR's Peter Kenyon reports that the network of attackers may extend to Turkey. He filed this report for our Newscast unit:

"Prime Minister Charles Michel told Belgians that the threat level was raised because of what he called precise information about 'several individuals' planning an attack, possibly including suicide vests. Police discovered weapons at the apartment of a man arrested earlier in the poor suburb of Molenbeek.

"At least one of the Paris attackers, Salah Abdeslam, remains at large.

"In Turkey, police arrested a Belgian man suspected of scouting out sites for the Paris attacks. Turkish media identified the suspect as Ahmet Dahmani. He was arrested in southeast Turkey along with two other men who were suspected of trying to smuggle him across the border to Syria."

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