Ghent Police rushed to Woodrow Wilsonplein after bomb threat
Officers have rushed to the scene and shut the area down.
Public transport has been stopped on and around Woodrow Wilsonplein.
The 'Gent Zuid' shopping centre was mentioned in a call to police, according to local media.
It is claimed officers descended on the area after being told there was an explosive on the premises.
Woodrow Wilson Square has been cleared and traffic stopped.
Live images as Belgium shopping area closed off after bomb threat
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Bomb alert at Gent Zuid shopping centre in Belgium
A huge 200m cordon has now been stretched around the area.
Ghent police told VTM NEWS they were alerted to a bomb threat.
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Ghent is around 56km from the capital of Belgium, Brussels
All buses on the square, are routed through R40.
Other reports claim a driver called police after he was told there was a bomb in his van.
It is not clear if he is an employee of the shopping centre.
— Zico Saerens (@Zico_Saerens) April 12, 2017
Police around the scene in Ghent, Belgium
Ghent is around 56km from the capital of the country, Brussels.
Belgium has been on high aleet since being targeted in March last year.
In 2016 metro stations and an airport were attacked by ISIS jihadis.
Bomb squad officers are on scene as 200m cordon set up around shopping centre
— Evelien De Waele-DG (@EvelienDWDG) April 12, 2017
The attacks were the deadliest terror bombings in Belgium's history, and claimed the lives of 32 people and dozens more were injured.