Hazmat suits invade EU offices in Brussels

Hazmat suits invade EU offices in Brussels

A’suspicious white substance’ was discovered outside the office of EU President Ursula Von Der Leyen, prompting emergency personnel in Hazmat suits to swarm the EU headquarters in Brussels.

Brussels Fire Brigade told the The Brussels Times that the headquarters, called The Berlaymont, had been sent an envelope with the white powder in it. Pictured: An investigator in a haz mat suit
The Brussels Fire Brigade informed The Brussels Times that an envelope with the white powder was sent to The Berlaymont headquarters.

Ursula Von der Leyen’s office is located on the 13th floor of the building. Firefighters were initially dispatched to the 13th floor about 11:50 a.m. local time in response to what was believed to be a fire.Crews were called to the 13th floor of the building, where the office of Ursula Von der Leyen, pictured, is at around 11.50 local time and the incident was initially thought to be a fire

Crews were visible outside the building in Brussels, but the situation is reportedly “under control.”

No evacuation of the headquarters will occur. Civil Protection is evaluating the material.

At 11.50 a.m. local time, crews were dispatched to the 13th floor of the building, where Ursula Von der Leyen’s office is, for what was initially believed to be a fire.

The Brussels Fire Brigade notified The Brussels Times that a package containing the white material had been mailed to the photographed headquarters.

There will be no evacuation of the headquarters, pictured. The substance is being analysed by Civil Protection

Belgian civil protection vehicles positioned in front of the Berlaymont building, the European Commission’s headquarters.

Belgian police stand in front of the European Commission headquarters, where a suspicious parcel containing white powder was discovered.

Walter Derieuw, spokesman for the Brussels Fire Brigade, stated that one individual had come into contact with the drug.

They said that no medical signs have been observed.Belgian police stand outside the headquarters of the European Commission, where an envelope with suspect white powder was found

The emergency services have quarantined the room where the envelope was discovered.

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