BEIRUT: The Lebanese Army briefly blocked Thursday a main road in downtown Beirut after a stationary vehicle stirred suspicions, a security source said, adding that the vehicle did not contain any explosives.
Military experts arrived to the scene to inspect the vehicle which was a fuel truck parked at Foch St.
No explosives were found inside the vehicle.
Prior to the inspection, the military deployed along the seaside highway in downtown and blocked it both ways near the Naval base.
Soldiers asked employers at the shops in the area to remain indoors and prevented passersby from walking near the blocked area, a witness told The Daily Star.
Lebanon has been on edge after a series of car bombs and suicide bombers targeted residential areas and the Lebanese Army.
Earlier this month, the Army said two suicide bombers attacked military checkpoints in the coastal city of Sidon, killing a soldier.