Security forces tell people to stay away from certain Brussels districts

BRUSSELS (AP) – Belgian security forces patrolling certain neighborhoods in Brussels are telling people to stay away, shortly after the government maintained the terror threat alert at its highest level for the capital.

The situation was tense in the area running between the famed Grand Place and the Midi. Some streets were closed off, and police were loudly telling people to stay away.

It wasn’t immediately clear if a police raid or a major operation was underway.

Earlier, the government said that it would extend the highest alert level for Brussels into the working week. The city’s subway system and schools would be shut, with Prime Minister Charles Michel saying authorities fear a Paris-like attack, “even perhaps at several locations.”

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