Belgian Police arrest man who tried to drive into crowd, shotgun recovered from car

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Antwerp [Belgium], Mar. 23 (ANI): The Belgium Police on Thursday arrested a man after he tried to drive into a crowd at high speed in a shopping area of Antwerp, Belgium. The police recovered a shotgun and several bladed weapons from the car of the man. The Belgian prosecutor's office said that the interrupt at the port docks and a Frenchman living in France was detained, reports the Independent. Following the incident, the bomb security was brought in and the security issue was raised where people generally gathers. As per reports, knives, a shotgun and a gas can with an unknown liquid were recovered from the car. The independent quoted an official as saying, "Because of these elements, and the events in London yesterday, the case is being taken on by the federal prosecutor's office." The spokesperson for Antwerp Police said that the car was intercepted at around 11 a.m. and the incident is being probed. (ANI)