The evacuation of the Roi Beaudouin stadium in Heyzel, where more than 35,000 fans are, is underway, Belgian television reports.

For security reasons and in order to carry out the necessary checks by the anti-terrorist service, the fans were forced to wait inside the stadium for over two hours. Their departure takes place in an atmosphere of calm, Belgian media reports.

The Euro 2024 qualifying match between Belgium and Sweden was halted at half-time for security reasons, following the attack by a gunman near the center of Brussels (Place Sedclair), where he killed two Swedish fans and seriously injured a taxi driver, who is hospitalized, however danger.

According to Belgian television, the perpetrator, who escaped and has not yet been arrested, is Lasuet Abdeslam, 45 years old, of Tunisian origin, a resident of Brussels. In his video message, the perpetrator declares himself a member of the Islamic State (IS).

Belgium has been put on alert. The alert level in Brussels was raised to the highest level (to “4”), in the rest of Belgium it was raised (to “3”).

The Prime Minister of Belgium, Alexander de Croix, in a message to X, asked the residents of Brussels to be “vigilant”.

According to information, on Tuesday the European institutions in Brussels will work remotely, the buildings will remain closed. The European school will also remain closed.