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Belgian police arrests man for driving at high speed

Belgian police arrests man for driving at high speed”

ANTWERP, Belgium A man drove a car at speed into a pedestrianised street in Antwerp on Thursday, forcing people to jump out of its path, a day after an assailant rammed a vehicle into crowds in central London, police said.

Police chief Serge Muyters Said: The suspect is of North African descent, was taken away.

Belgian authorities have raised the security in the city following the incident.

In the car, authorities said they found knives, a shotgun and a gas can with an unknown liquid.

Trucks were used last year in deadly attacks in Nice and Berlin, and a 4x4 was used on Wednesday in London.

Metropolitan Police has deployed extra armed officers on the streets of the capital.

The Belgian incident also comes after the first anniversary of the Brussels' bomb attacks which claimed the lives of thirty-two innocent people.

The car he had been driving was later found near Antwerp's waterfront, police said, without going into further detail.

Another police source explained that the car was stopped and the driver apprehended after hitting a red light.

The Antwerp prosecutor said the driver was a 39-year-old French citizen.

Belgian prime minister Charles Michel said: "We remain vigilant".

The Islamic State group on Thursday claimed responsibility for the London attack, Reuters reported.

A memorial for Brussels, Belgium terror attack victims on March 22, 2016.



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