Brussels Enters Second Day of Lockdown

The residents of Belgium's capital city woke up Sunday to a second day of a lockdown on its subway system and deserted streets patrolled by security forces. Sunday is also the second day for the highest threat level to be issued for Brussels. Officials are meeting Sunday afternoon to determine if any new measures are needed.

Interior Minister Jan Jambon said "There is a real threat, but we are doing everything possible day and night to face up to this situation."

Belgium authorities warned citizens against public gatherings Saturday, as law enforcement agencies pressed their hunt for the perpetrators of the November 13 Paris massacres.

Prime Minister Charles Michel warned that "several individuals with arms and explosives could launch an attack" in one or more places in and around the capital. Authorities told VOA's Jamie Dettmer that Michel's warning was based on "quite precise information," including the possibility that chief Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam could be planning a suicide attack in the city.READ MORE OF THIOS STORY ON VOA NEWS WEBSITE

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