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    False Alarm: Police Block Off Building in Brussels - Representative

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    Police have begun a large special operation to block off a building in the Brussels commune of Fora where several gunmen are allegedly inside.

    The special operation began after a man of Polish origin ran into a shop and reported a murder in the Fora commune. The policemen didn’t find anything at the specified address, yet out of precaution, the police called in Special Forces to investigate.

    "A special operation is being carried out. There may be one or more armed people in the house," commune representative told Sputnik. 

    Two armed men are reportedly holed up in an apartment according to the authorities.

    There are police helicopters in the sky cordoning off the territory. 

    The incident is reportedly taking place near a primary school attended by approximately 350 students. The children have been taken inside the building as a safety precaution.

    Police have established an extensive security perimeter, recommending residents of the neighborhood to stay inside their homes.

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