BREAKING: Man arrested trying to drive into crowd in Belgium’s Antwerp

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    http://breaking911.com/alert-man-arrested-trying-drive-crowd-belgiums-antwerp/

    A man has been arrested after trying to drive a car into a crowd on a busy street in Antwerp in Belgium.

    According to initial reports, the suspect is of North African origin and weapons were reportedly found in the car.

    ‘A vehicle with French plates has tried to drive at high speed into the Meir (shopping street).

    ‘A man in camouflage was taken away,’ the spokesman told a televised news conference in Antwerp.
     
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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4342446/Man-arrested-trying-drive-car-crowd.html

    French-Tunisian is arrested after trying to drive a car loaded with liquid gas, assault rifle and knives into shoppers in an attempted terrorist attack in Antwerp
    • Belgian police confirmed more security personnel were being sent to the city
    • The car, which had French plates, was driven at high speed trying to enter street
    • Scene has been described as Antwerp's main pedestrianised shopping street
    • Comes hours after three people were killed by an attacker shot dead in London
    By Gareth Davies For Mailonline


    A French -Tunisian has been arrested after trying to drive a car loaded with liquid gas, assault rifles and knives into a crowd of shoppers in Antwerp in an attempted terror attack.

    Belgian police, who confirmed the bomb squad had been sent to the area, said the car was being driven at high speed and that pedestrians had to jump out of the way to avoid being injured.

    Authorities found knives, a shotgun and a gas can with an unknown liquid in the car prompting officers who usually deal with extremist attacks to take over the case.

    It comes just hours after three people were killed in London by a terrorist who mowed down pedestrians and cyclists outside the House of Commons before stabbing a policeman to death.

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    Belgian police arrested a man named as Mohamed R, 39, 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.



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    Just because his name is Mohammad and he's of North African descent doesn't prove that he's a Muslim. Let's not jump to any conclusions about that.

    One of the Three Stooges was named Mo and he wasn't a Muslim, although he was a bit of a terrorist.:stooges:
     
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    "Mohamed R".

    Gee. I wonder.
     
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    Somalian pirate.
     
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    Looks like the weapon of choice now days is a car or truck...
     
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    Which brings us to the next argument. Chevy, Ford, or Dodge; which makes the best weapon?
     
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    Already? Haven't seen this as widely reported yet.
     
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    I was going to ask that -- I wouldn't say there is a "rash" of such armed jihadi attacks, but given
    the ease to procure an auto/truck as a weapon I'm guessing it would be prudent to consider it vs CCW.

    I usually carry a G19 with two standard cap backups stuffed with 124 gr +P Golden Saber. But have heard bad reports of 9mm bouncing off the windshield of oncoming threats -- less so if its a side shot. a .45 ACP probably isn't much better.

    Wonder if I have to go back to my 686+ or SP101?
     
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    It wont stop me from going to Antwerp.
     
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    10mm, or 357sig, or 357magnum would be better.
     
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    Looking at the map, that happened 3 blocks from someone I know. I normally stay that general area (within a couple of blocks either way).
     
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    If you look at the map in the first post, you can see the cathedral. It is next to the top blue box (to the right of it). The area right around there is the busy pedestrian zone of the old city. He likely couldnt do what he wanted because they have movable anti car barricades (bollards) to get into the city. Emergency and authorized vehicle can drive in (the pillars go down) but they are up for everyone else.

    They look like this:
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    (note those arent in Antwerp..but they are similar)