UPDATE (Friday 1.30pm): the suspects killed in yesterday’s anti-terror raid in Belgium were allegedly poised to kill several policemen in the street and had police uniforms at their hideout.
AK-47s, knives, Kalashnikovs and explosives were found along with uniforms and fake ID during raids on an apartment in eastern Belgium.
A number of raids were carried out in Europe and more than 25 people arrested in Germany, France and Belgium amid fear of terrorist attacks.
In Belgium, Jewish schools were closed today (January 16) and Brussels police headquarters guarded by security forces.
Meanwhile Paris police confirmed that the Gare de L’Est train station in the city had been evacuated this morning after a bomb threat was received.
Charleroi police are holding the man, who handed himself in to the police, on suspicion of arms dealing.