Terror fear cancels Brussels’ New Year’s celebrations

Traditional New Year’s Eve fireworks in central Brussels have been canceled due to a continuing terror threat, officials said. The popular downtown Christmas market closed early on December 31st, rather than staying open all night, and the adjacent skating rink shut down at 8pm. The terror threat is related to a December 21st arrest of 14 people who are accused of plotting the release of accused al-Qaeda militant Trabelsi.