Man Held for 'Driving at Crowd' in Antwerp, Belgium

تم نشره في Thu 23 March / Mar 2017. 01:00 AM
  • Belgian police have been on high alert since last year's attacks in Brussels - (Reuters)

CAPITALS — A man has been arrested in the north Belgian city of Antwerp on suspicion of driving at a crowd.

The vehicle, bearing French number plates, was driven "at high speed" towards Antwerp's main shopping street. There were no reports of injuries.

The suspect, a man of North African origin, was taken away, Antwerp police chief Serge Muyters said.

Belgium's Prime Minister Charles Michel praised the city's authorities for doing an "outstanding job".

The attack comes a day after a car was driven at high-speed along London's Westminster Bridge, resulting in the deaths of four people - including the driver - and injuring 40.

It was also the day Belgium marked the first anniversary of the twin bomb attacks in Brussels which killed 32 people.