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CT woman staying in Brussels as terror threat level rises

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SHARON, CT (WFSB) -

Fears of yet another possible terrorist attack in Europe are causing concern in Connecticut.

A woman from Sharon is staying in Belgium as she prepares for a conference, all while the city of Brussels is in a lockdown.

Martin Nweeia’s wife Pamela left Connecticut one day after the Paris attacks.

The couple thought she’d be safe, but in recent days, with Belgian authorities raising the terror threat level to its highest point, they are fearful.

“You can't take the subway, the subways are all shut down. I have never seen a situation like this,” Pamela Peeters-Nweeia said.

She is an environmental economist who is supposed to moderate a debate next week. Now, she can’t leave the building she is staying in because of the potential danger.

“For the first time I don't feel at home in my own country,” Peeters-Nweeia said, adding that her building is right next to the U.S. Embassy.

“What I told her is that you're in the safest and most vulnerable place in the exact same time,” Martin Nweeia said, adding that he is just worried about his wife’s well-being.

He said he is hopeful that the threat passes and his wife can soon safely travel through her home country.

She is supposed to go to a special environmental event on Monday in Brussels with a group of college students, but given the security concerns, she says she doesn't know if they're going to be able to make that trip.

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