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All clear after U.S. Embassy in Belgium evacuated

(CBS/AP) BRUSSELS - The area around the U.S. embassy in Brussels and the Belgian defense ministry was temporarily sealed off as bomb squad assessed a suspicious vehicle.

A bomb squad moved in with a specialized robot and an expert in a bomb suit before the area was declared safe for traffic again. The alert was lifted by 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon and traffic started moving again around the two buildings.

The Embassy staff also returned to their offices.

No specific details were immediately available.

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