Belgium police launches investigation into an alleged orgy held by soldiers and police in Brussels while their colleagues hunted for terror suspects
Brussels: A group of Belgian soldiers and cops are being investigated for holding an orgy while Brussels was on lockdown following the Paris terror attacks last month.
Brussels was on lockdown at the time of the alleged incident. Pic/AFP
Eight soldiers and two female police officers allegedly engaged in lewd acts at a police station in the neighborhood of Ganshoren, just north of Molenbeek, where officers were hunting for suspects in connection with the November 13 Paris attacks. Brussels was on lockdown at the time of the alleged incident.
For two weeks in November, the Ganshoren station was transformed into a makeshift barracks for soldiers who were patrolling the streets of the Belgian capital after the government raised the threat level to four — the highest level — on November 21. The threat level was lowered to three on November 26. During that time bars were told to close early, and restaurants, museums, shops, schools and the entire metro system were shut.
Police spokesman Johan Berckmans told De Morgen that 15 to 20 soldiers had been staying at the police station during the two-week period and that an internal investigation had been launched into the allegations. The Belgian army has already faced criticism over the conduct of its soldiers during the anti-terror operation. An investigation was launched after a uniformed soldier was pictured with a shopping bag while on patrol in Brussels.