Belgian bomb squad find no explosives after Brussels scare

Belgian bomb squad find no explosives after Brussels scare

Belgian police fired a shot at a vehicle in the Brussels district of Molenbeek and called in a bomb squad after the driver claimed to have explosives on board, Belgium's federal prosecutors said on Tuesday.

A Belgian bomb squad found no explosives after a man who claimed to be carrying a bomb in his vehicle was stopped by police, Brussels prosecutors said on Tuesday, adding there was no evidence he was plotting an attack.

Police kept part of the Molenbeek district of Brussels sealed off for several hours after they shot at a vehicle and detained the driver who claimed there were explosives in the auto.

Police spokeswoman Ine van Wymersch told Reuters: 'The man was driving suspiciously and failed to stop at a traffic light.

Ilfracombe cyber security expert released from jail in US
Friends and family were not able to raise the bond money, however, so he will not be released until Monday at the earliest. Hutchins has support in the information-security community, where some call him a principled, ethical hacker.

The suspect was arrested after police shot at the auto, Sud Info reported.

A few hundred people were kept in nearby shops as a precaution while heavily protected army bomb disposal experts were called in to assess the situation. No one was injured.

Brussels has been on high alert since 32 people were killed in suicide attacks at the city's airport and a metro station in 2016. Many suspects linked to those attacks and the November 2015 massacre in Paris lived in or transited through Molenbeek.

Related Articles

  • United Airlines blamed after family's beloved dog dies on delayed flight

    United Airlines blamed after family's beloved dog dies on delayed flight

    The department said 76.2 percent of flights in June arrived on time, down from 78.0 percent in June 2016. In May, Munoz and executives for Alaska, Southwest and American airlines testified before the U.S.
    German imports and exports fall in June

    German imports and exports fall in June

    In the reporting period, the volume of exports from China to Russian Federation increased by 21.8% and amounted to $23.39 bln. In Asia, the Nikkei closed with a loss of -0.30%, the ASX also retreated, while Hang Seng and CSI 300 managed slight gains.
    It's happening: Trump's base finally begins to flee

    It's happening: Trump's base finally begins to flee

    President Donald Trump's latest approval rating and other poll numbers are so bad that he should be on a "24-hour suicide watch". His lies were exposed by The New York Times , but Blumenthal apologized in 2010, surrounded by veterans who supported him.
  • Uber to stop leasing cars to its drivers

    Uber to stop leasing cars to its drivers

    Uber plans to discontinue its subprime car-leasing operation as it now exists, according to The Wall Street Journal . Uber's executives chose to close Xchange after realizing they had misjudged the average losses per vehicle.
    Liam Gallagher rules out Carpool Karaoke appearance

    Liam Gallagher rules out Carpool Karaoke appearance

    For 20 f**ing years I've put my card in, pressed for £100, crossed my fingers, said a little prayer and money's come out. Liam Gallagher absolutely won't be sitting in James Corden's " Carpool Karaoke " passenger seat anytime soon.
    Robert Reich: Night Thoughts on Trump and America

    Robert Reich: Night Thoughts on Trump and America

    Still, intensity for Trump remains among his supporters, he added: "They are very protective of the president". And Trump's upside-down overall approval rating is a flashing warning sign for the GOP in the 2018 midterms.
  • GOP's vulnerable Sen. Dean Heller gets a primary challenger

    GOP's vulnerable Sen. Dean Heller gets a primary challenger

    He has run for both state and federal offices dating back to 2004 with his most recent loss a year ago to Democratic Rep. Dean Heller wasn't just one of the first Never-Trumpers in the state of Nevada, he was one of the most influential.
    Sinister 'ransom email' allegedly sent to Chloe Ayling's former agent

    Sinister 'ransom email' allegedly sent to Chloe Ayling's former agent

    He reportedly said abducting a mother was against the rules of a shadowy criminal organization that he claimed to be working with. Police say Herba had demanded a $300,000 ransom from the model's agent that he said would stop an online auction for the woman.
    Zoo family mourns passing of Chantek

    Zoo family mourns passing of Chantek

    He was the subject of a 2014 PBS documentary called " The Ape Who Went to College " about his upbringing and instruction at UTC. Previous year he was put on a medical regimen because of heart disase, a leading cause of death among captive great apes.
  • ASEAN foreign ministers endorse COC framework on South China Sea

    ASEAN foreign ministers endorse COC framework on South China Sea

    His words were contained in a speech in Beijing marking the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army. The draft is expected to be submitted to the ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers' Meeting for approval on August 6.
    'King of the Hill' May Be Revived at Fox

    'King of the Hill' May Be Revived at Fox

    The meeting, Walden said, took place more than two months ago and was simply "exploratory". It centered on the day-to-day lives of a middle-class family in Texas.
    USA  forces attack Popular Mobilization Units base, kill 30

    USA forces attack Popular Mobilization Units base, kill 30

    The recent airstrike is not the first time that United States forces have bombed pro-government fighters in Iraq. According to reports, 35 fighters were killed and 25 were injured in the airstrike on Monday night.