A government official said “it is alarming that they were apparently scouting the terrain” around the lush Royal Park where both Charles Michel’s office, Le 16, and his Lambermont residence are located.
Security around Mr Michel has increased since the November 13 attacks in Paris and in Brussels last week. Mr Michel also has had several unspecified death threats over the past years, the official said.
A laptop found near the hideout of the suspects of the March 22 airport bombing first gained notoriety because it contained a sort of will of suicide bomber Ibrahim El Bakraoui, in which he spoke of being “in a haste” and “no longer know what to do”.
The computer was also “full of stuff” on many locations around Brussels in information garnered from the Internet, said an official linked to the investigation.
The official, who asked not to be identified because the investigation is ongoing, said that at the moment there were “absolutely no” specific indications that Mr Michel was under threat from the attackers. READ MORE OF THIS STORY