It looks like a Maghrebin culture-enricher was planning to pull off a vehicular jihad attack in Antwerp today, but was stopped before anyone was hurt.
Belgium: Man in Antwerp prevented from driving into crowd
[photo caption: Police in Antwerp at the terror investigations]
One day after the act of terror in London, it appears an attack was prevented in the Belgium town of Antwerp.
According to police, before noon on Thursday, a man drove at high speed through the main shopping street. People had to jump to the sides, they say. The car had caught the attention of police because it ran a red light.
After being chased by security forces, the car was stopped and the driver arrested. He was wearing a camouflage uniform. Several stabbing weapons, one gun, and a canister containing an unknown substance were found in the car.
The man was in camouflage uniform
The car had a French license plate. Additional forces of police and army were deployed in the town.
The arrested is from Northern Africa, and, according to media reports, already known to the police for illegal possession of weapons. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel thanked the security forces on Twitter.
The incident took place on the well-known Meir shopping street. The day before, a man carried out a deadly attack on Westminster Bridge and in front of Parliament in London.