Belgium’s federal police sent the message from their own Twitter account on Sunday, asking residents to silence their feeds until the suspect is found.
Par sécurité, veuillez respecter le silence radio sur les médias sociaux concernant les opérations de police en cours à #Bruxelles. Merci— Police Fédérale (@PolFed_presse) November 22, 2015
Loosely translated, the tweet says:
For your safety, please observe radio silence on social media about the ongoing police operations in Brussels. Thank you
On Saturday, the city went into lockdown mode, closing subways and shops after the suspect was said to have entered the country. The government issued its highest security alert possible, warning people to stay away from crowded places.