Explosives found in Brussels, no sign Tour de France targeted: prosecutors


Belgian police are investigating the discovery of home-made explosives, knives and brass knuckles, but nothing immediately points to an attack plot, including against the Tour de France, prosecutors said Monday.

A worker found the arms on Saturday evening hidden by a stairway of a building in Anderlecht, a neighbourhood of the capital Brussels through which the tournament’s cyclists raced at the weekend.

“At the current time, nothing suggests that these are explosives designed to commit a future attack,” the Brussels prosecutor’s office said in a statement.

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Source: France 24