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Brussels Airport on lockdown after 'suspicious writing' discovered on walls of men's toilets

Mirror logo Mirror 18/06/2017 Joshua Taylor
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Brussels Airport has been placed on lockdown after 'suspicious writing' was discovered on the walls of the men's toilets in the arrivals hall, according to reports.

The discovery was made at 7.45pm this evening and a security perimeter was immediately established.

Police and soldiers swooped on the terminal to search for suspicious parcels after the writing was found, Belgian media reported.

There is not believed to have been a full-blown evacuation of the airport and flights are so far unaffected.

It comes 15 months after 32 civilians were killed and 300 injured in a series of co-ordinated suicide bombings in Brussels - two at the airport and one at a metro station in the city.

The airport had to cancel flights on Friday after a power cut brought everything to a standstill.

Hundreds of passengers were left outside the terminal at dawn before being allowed inside around two hours later due to the electrical outage.

"The system dealing with the luggage is extremely complex, it took time to restart it so several passengers have not been able to get their luggage back or to leave with their luggage," spokeswoman Florence Muls said at the time.

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