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Belgian police arrests man suspected of plotting attack on US embassy in Brussels

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AFP Brussels, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium Jun 24, 2019, 08.04 PM (IST)

Belgian counter-terror police have arrested a man suspected of plotting an attack against the US embassy in Brussels, federal prosecutors said on Monday.

The federal police's counter-terrorism unit on Saturday arrested a man following "converging signs raising fears of an attack against the US embassy," the prosecutor's office said.

"The suspect has been detained for an alleged attempted attack within a terrorist context and preparation of a terrorist offence," it said in a statement.

The suspect identified only as M.G. appeared before an investigating judge on Monday morning, it added. He denies any involvement in the alleged plot.

The federal prosecutor's office said no other details would be released for the time being.