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Belgium Arrests Man Driving At High Speed Down Pedestrianized Street

The arrest comes a day after an attack in London involving a car ramming pedestrians.
Belgian police officers patrol in the central station, in Antwerp, Belgium March 3, 2017.
Belgian police officers patrol in the central station, in Antwerp, Belgium March 3, 2017.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Police in the northern Belgian city of Antwerp said on Thursday they had detained a man who tried to enter the main pedestrianized shopping street in a car at high speed, adding security in the city would be stepped up.

“At about 11 a.m. 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.

He added the driver was later arrested and additional police and military personnel had been deployed to the center of Antwerp, but did not give any further details.

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