Belgian prosecutors charge Antwerp driver with attempted terrorism

Belgian prosecutors charge Antwerp driver with attempted terrorism

The incident came one day after the London terror attack

Friday, March 24, 2017

A man who was arrested after police stopping him from driving a car into a crowd in Belgium has been charged with attempted terrorism. 

There were no injuries in the incident, which saw a car driven towards shoppers in a pedestrian zone in Antwerp. 

The authorities, after stopping the car, found knives, a non-lethal gun and a substance which required the attention of a bomb disposal squad.

The incident came the day after a high-profile terror attack in London, where three people were killed and up to forty people injured after a Muslim convert called Khalid Masood mowed pedestrians down with a car.

He was shot dead after fatally stabbing a police officer in Westminster. 

The man, a 39-year-old French national of North African origin known only as "Mohamed R", also faces charges relating to possession of weapons.

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