Antwerp train station evacuated after bomb threat

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Posted: Dec 27, 2013 8:35 AM

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Police evacuated the main train station in Belgium's port city of Antwerp on Friday and cleared surrounding streets after a bomb threat, the force said.

An anonymous caller phoned police in the neighboring Netherlands to say a bomb would go off in Antwerp Central Station, then hung up, a spokeswoman for the city's police force told Reuters.

The shut-down was causing severe delays on the high-speed rail link between Paris and Amsterdam, operator Thalys said on its website.

(Reporting by Robert-Jan Bartunek; Editing by Andrew Heavens)