Police in Belgium are said to have detained a subject
Police in Belgium have arrested a man of North African origin in the city of Antwerp after a chase near River Scheldt.
The rapid response team was called to St Michael's Quay, at Fortune Street, and the vehicle and the driver was intercepted.
Weapons were reportedly found in the car which is reported to have been registered in France.
Antwerp is Belgium's second largest city and the army is now working with the police.
It has been claimed the man tried to ram a crowded street in the city.
Police raids are currently underway
Police apprehended a man who tried to enter the main pedestrianised shopping street in a car at high speed.
Now security in the city has been stepped up.
"At about 11 am this morning a vehicle entered De Meir at high speed due to which pedestrians had to jump away," a police spokesman told a news conference, referring to the street name.
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Police in Belgium have arrested a man of North African origin in the city of Antwerp after a chase near River Scheldt
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He added the driver was later arrested and additional police and military personnel had been deployed to the centre of the city, but did not give any further details.
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Mayor Bart de Wever has raised the alert level and increased the number of police officers and soldiers on the streets.
A perimeter was established around the suspect vehicle and the bomb squad arrived.
A federal judicial police department terrorism has taken over the investigation. "
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