Belgium: Police arrest North African man trying to drive into crowd in Antwerp

Brussels: Belgian police arrested an individual on Thursday after he tried to drive proper right into a crowd at high-speed in a procuring house throughout the port metropolis of Antwerp, a police chief acknowledged.

The individual was of north African origin and used a vehicle with French registration plates, Antwerp police chief Serge Muyters acknowledged.

The incident obtained right here a day after an assault on the British parliament killed three people plus the attacker, along with after the first anniversary of the Brussels assaults whereby 32 people died.

"A vehicle with French plates has tried to drive at high speed into the Meir (shopping street). A man in camouflage was taken away," Muyters suggested a info conference.

"The pedestrians had to jump aside," he acknowledged. "My gratitude on behalf of all Antwerp to the soldiers who have intervened, the police services and the special intervention force," Antwerp mayor Bart de Wever tweeted.