Update 12:10 EST: Police now are now calling the incident a false alarm and that the man was only a student.


In Brussels, police were notified of a suspicious man wearing a winter coat with wires protruding out of it. Police are on scene and have the man “under control.” The bomb disposal unit is still on scene. This bomb scare comes just a day before Belgium National Day. More details about the incident have not been made public yet. According to BBC,

 A large police operation is underway near Place de la Monnaie in the centre of the Belgian capital.

The bomb squad is present. Shops nearby have been evacuated and several streets are closed.