London-style terror attack thwarted in Belgium

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On Thursday, one day after the terror attack in which a vehicle plowed into pedestrians outside of London’s Parliament building, another man has been charged with attempted terror assassination and assault after trying to drive through a crowd in Antwerp, Belgium.

The suspect is a 39-year-old Tunisian man identified as Mohamed R. and is a resident of France. He was stopped by Belgian security forces and arrested before he was able to drive a car full of weapons through a crowd.

The Belgian federal prosecutor’s office reports that the man was intoxicated during the event, and his vehicle’s trunk was full of knives, a shotgun, and a canister containing an unidentified substance.

Mohamed R. has also been charged with violating firearms rules.

Before the incident, Mohamed R. was known to authorities for small crimes, such as drug and knife possession. However, a French police officer claimed the suspect did not have a security alert in his personal file nor had he been marked as a radicalized person.

No one was injured in the incident.

H/T: Wall Street Journal

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