Man claims he’s wearing a bomb belt in Brussels, Belgium. Turns out to be a fake explosive belt filled with salt and cookies.

Police said the man claimed to have been abducted and dropped off at the downtown City 2 complex. He said that the “suicide belt” would be detonated remotely, prompting a response that highlighted the state of frayed nerves among the security services and government. The suspect later admitted that he had made the whole story up.

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