BRUSSELS: domestic-made explosives determined on the day the excursion de France was released in Brussels belonged to an “unstable” former Russian soldier who died in 2011, prosecutors stated Thursday.

A employee discovered a stash of guns Saturday in the step of a stairway of a constructing close to in which cyclists raced.

“The bag containing explosives, knives and brass knuckles belonged to a man, G.

.A., a former Russian soldier who was born in 1965 and died in 2011,” the Brussels prosecutor’s office stated.

It stated the stash was located in the first step of the stairway main to the touchdown wherein the Russian’s rental become positioned in the Anderlecht neighbourhood.

The building’s proprietor advised investigators that the Russian become recognised to possess knives in the 2000s and become “mentally unstable and willing to paranoia,” the prosecutors stated.

Fingerprints of the man, who changed into most effective diagnosed through his initials, were also located at the cellophane tape covering one of the knives, they introduced.

The prosecutor’s workplace stated it supposed to shut the case for the reason that the person died in 2011.

It brought there has been no hyperlink to the “festive events” at the weekend or to the united states of america’s terrorism cases.

Belgium has been hit by a number of Islamist extremist assaults, the worst being suicide bombings on March 22, 2016 at Brussels airport and a city metro station that killed 32 humans and wounded masses of others.

security become excessive for the tour de France, an epic three-week cycling competition round France, which was released from the cobbled streets of Brussels on Saturday.