Security measures taken at Rīga Airport; overall threat low

In response to the explosions in Brussels, preventive measures are being taken at the Rīga Airport, but as of now with no inconveniences for the passengers, Latvia's Civil Aviation Agency told LSM. 

Civil Aviation Agency head Māris Gorodcovs told Tuesday morning that preventive measures are being taken at the Rīga Airport in connection to the Brussels blasts, with measures perhaps to be strengthened in the latter half of the day.

Gorodcovs declined to comment on the specific nature of these measures.

At the moment the airport is working as usual with no changes for passengers, except for the cancelled flights to and from Brussels.

Meanwhile Latvia's interior police force, the Security Police, said in a statement to the media that they have no information regarding the necessity to raise the terrorist threat level in the country and that terrorism threat in Latvia remains low.

Interior Minister Rihards Kozlovskis likewise told LETA newswire that terrorist threat level in Latvia remains low, and this morning's terrorist attacks in Brussels have nothing to do with Latvia.

The Security Police statement said they are in constant contact with the security services of other European countries.

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