While initial details are sparse, one day after yesterday’s gruesome car attack on Westminster Bridge allegedly by a “soldier of ISIS”, it appears another Jihadist “copycat” attack was attempted, this time in Antwerp, Belgium where a car tried to enter a shopping street at high speed on Thursday, but the potentially deadly attack was prevented by Belgium police which detained the driver.
- ANTWERP BELGIUM POLICE SAYS CAR TRIED TO ENTER SHOPPING STREET AT HIGH SPEED ON THURSDAY
- ANTWERP BELGIUM POLICE SAYS ONE PERSON DETAINED
- BELGIAN POLICE ARREST MAN TRYING TO DRIVE INTO CROWD
- ANTWERP BELGIUM POLICE SAYS ADDITIONAL POLICE AND MILITARY PERSONNEL DEPLOYED IN ANTWERP
- BELGIAN FEDERAL PROSECUTOR SAYS MAN ARRESTED IN ANTWERP IS FRENCH NATIONAL LIVING IN FRANCE
As AFP adds, the Belgian police on Thursday discovered a car containing arms and illegal
material in the city of Antwerp and cordoned off a parking area where
the car was stopped, local media reported. The car, registered in France, seemed to have been chased down after it tried to run a red light, according to La Libre news outlet.
Bart De Wever, the city’s mayor, is reportedly expected to hold a press conference where he will announce that an attack has been thwarted. According to media reports, the car was trying to hit pedestrians. Demining teams have reportedly been summoned to the parking.