Emergency services in Hazmat suits descend on EU headquarters in Brussels

Emergency services in Hazmat suits descend on the EU headquarters in Brussels after a ‘suspicious white powder’ was found near the office of President Ursula Von Der Leyen.

  • Headquarters was sent an envelope with a suspicious white powder.
  • Emergency teams called the building in Brussels around 11:50 a.m. local time.
  • The situation is said to be ‘under control’ and there will be no evacuation of the building.

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Emergency services in Hazmat suits arrived at the EU headquarters in Brussels after a “suspicious white powder” was found near the office of President Ursula Von Der Leyen.

The Brussels Fire Brigade told the Brussels weather that the venue, called The Berlaymont, had been sent an envelope containing the white powder.

Crews were called to the 13th floor of the building, where Ursula Von der Leyen’s office is located, at around 11:50 local time and the incident was initially thought to be a fire.

The crews were seen outside the building in Brussels, but the situation is said to be “under control”.

There will be no evacuation of the venue. The substance is being analyzed by Civil Protection.

Crews were called to the 13th floor of the building, where the office of Ursula Von der Leyen, pictured, is located at around 11:50 local time and the incident was initially thought to be a fire.

Crews were called to the 13th floor of the building, where the office of Ursula Von der Leyen, pictured, is located at around 11:50 local time and the incident was initially thought to be a fire.

The Brussels Fire Brigade told The Brussels Times that the headquarters, pictured, had been sent an envelope containing the white powder.

The Brussels Fire Brigade told The Brussels Times that the headquarters, pictured, had been sent an envelope containing the white powder.

The Brussels Fire Brigade told The Brussels Times that the headquarters, pictured, had been sent an envelope containing the white powder.

Belgian civil protection stationed in front of the Berlaymont building, headquarters of the European Commission

Belgian civil protection stationed in front of the Berlaymont building, headquarters of the European Commission

Belgian civil protection stationed in front of the Berlaymont building, headquarters of the European Commission

Belgian police are in front of the European Commission headquarters, where an envelope with suspicious white powder was found.

Belgian police are in front of the European Commission headquarters, where an envelope with suspicious white powder was found.

Belgian police are in front of the European Commission headquarters, where an envelope with suspicious white powder was found.

Brussels Fire Brigade spokesman Walter Derieuw said one person had come into contact with the substance.

They added that they have not shown any medical symptoms.

Emergency services have quarantined the room where the envelope was found.

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