Media: Belgian policeman was drunk at crisis meeting after attacks

A Brussels police commissioner arrived drunk at a meeting on the evening of last week's suicide bomb attacks in the Belgian capital, local media reported Wednesday.

A report has been issued and disciplinary measures could follow, the Belga news agency wrote, citing a police spokesperson who confirmed an earlier report by La Derniere Heure daily.

The newspaper wrote that the police meeting had been convened following the attacks on Brussels in order to discuss urgent measures to be taken, decide on areas for ramped-up surveillance and look at police staffing levels.

The attacks carried out on March 22 by three suicide bombers at Brussels international airport and the Maelbeek subway station killed 32 people. The Islamic State extremist group has claimed responsibility.

Last update: Thu, 31/03/2016 - 01:59
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