A French-Tunisian man attempted another terrorist attack, just hours after London, driving a car loaded with liquid gas, an assault rifle, and knives into shoppers, in Antwerp, Belgium.
As Europe is becoming “Eurabia” after letting in refugees from all over the middle east, the recent crimes waves and attempted terrorist attacks are taking its toll on citizens.
Being identified so far only as “Mohammed R”, the would-be terrorist drove into people in a crowded shopping area, forcing people to jump out of the way. He ignored soldier’s first orders to stop. Luckily, Belgium, in preparation for the war against terror had plenty of soldiers stationed around, and with a quick intervention they were able to stop the car and arrest the driver.
The Daily Mail has more:
Belgian police arrested the man on Thursday after he tried to drive into a crowd at high-speed in a shopping area in the port city of Antwerp at around 11am.
The suspect, who has not been confirmed as a Muslim but is named after the religion’s prophet and is said to be of North African descent, was wearing camouflage when he was arrested.
Belgian security forces found a rifle as well as bladed weapons in the car driven by the Frenchman who tried to ram a crowd in the main pedestrianised street in the port city, described by the French President Francois Hollande as an ‘attempted terrorist attack’.
The federal prosecutor’s office also said bomb disposal units were sent to the scene to examine the vehicle.
‘Different arms were found in the boot – bladed weapons, a riot gun (rifle) and a container of liquid that is still unidentified,’ the federal prosecutor’s office said in a statement.
‘The suspect is Mohamed R, born on May 8, 1977, of French nationality and a resident of France,’ the statement said.
The driver sped off after Belgian soldiers, who have been deployed around the country to assist the counter-terrorism fight, tried to stop the car.
‘A short while later, a rapid intervention force from Antwerp police was able to stop the car,’ the statement said.