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Belgian authorities detain 5th suspect in alleged terror plot, 3 others remanded in custody

  • A Belgian security officer stands guard near the Palace of Justice, where suspects wanted in Belgium on terrorism-related charges are set to appear before the federal court, in Brussels on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. The suspects were picked up in an anti-terror sweep following a firefight in Verviers, in which two suspected terrorists were killed. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

    A Belgian security officer stands guard near the Palace of Justice, where suspects wanted in Belgium on terrorism-related charges are set to appear before the federal court, in Brussels on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. The suspects were picked up in an anti-terror sweep following a firefight in Verviers, in which two suspected terrorists were killed. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Belgian security officer patrols near the Palace of Justice, where suspects wanted in Belgium on terrorism-related charges are set to appear before the federal court, in Brussels on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. The suspects were picked up in an anti-terror sweep following a firefight in Verviers, in which two suspected terrorists were killed. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

    A Belgian security officer patrols near the Palace of Justice, where suspects wanted in Belgium on terrorism-related charges are set to appear before the federal court, in Brussels on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015. The suspects were picked up in an anti-terror sweep following a firefight in Verviers, in which two suspected terrorists were killed. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)  (The Associated Press)

Belgian authorities say they have detained a fifth suspect linked to an alleged terror cell plotting a major attack on police, while three others have been remanded in custody.

The federal prosecutor's office said the fifth suspect was apprehended in Brussels Tuesday.

The three others were detained after a major anti-terror raid last week. They include a suspect who escaped alive from a firefight with police in eastern Verviers when two others were killed. Authorities claim they were part of a group only hours away from a major terror attack.

Another person suspected of being linked with jihadi terrorists in Belgium was detained Sunday in Athens, Greece.

The prosecutor said Wednesday the two people killed in Verviers were Belgian nationals in their twenties.