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Antwerp train station evacuated after bomb threat

Source: Reuters - Fri, 27 Dec 2013 01:31 PM
Author: Reuters
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BRUSSELS, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Police evacuated the main train station in Belgium's port city of Antwerp on Friday and cleared surrounding streets after a bomb threat, the force said.

An anonymous caller phoned police in the neighbouring Netherlands to say a bomb would go off in Antwerp Central Station, then hung up, a spokeswoman for the city's police force told Reuters.

The shut-down was causing severe delays on the high-speed rail link between Paris and Amsterdam, operator Thalys said on its website. (Reporting by Robert-Jan Bartunek; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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