Brussels Cancels New Year's Eve Fireworks Amid Terrorist Threats
Threats of an extremist attack prompted officials to cancel an annual New Year's Eve fireworks display.By Katie Link | December 30, 2015
A New Year's Eve fireworks show in Brussels, Belgium, was canceled by authorities Wednesday amid a threat of an extremist attack.
Tens of thousands of people were expected to turn out to watch the fireworks and ring in the new year at the city square. But according to state broadcaster RTBF, the city's mayor decided to call it off citing safety concerns.
On Tuesday, authorities arrested two men accused of plotting attacks against police and military personnel during holiday celebrations.