Terror charges for Muslim who tried to drive into Antwerp crowds

A man has been charged with terror offences including attempted murder after he was arrested driving at high speed into a crowded shopping area in the Belgian port city of Antwerp.

However, a source close to the investigation told AFP that investigators could not confirm if it was a terrorist attack and said the driver made little sense during interrogation.

Other sources said the charges could be interpreted as a “precautionary measure” to keep the suspect in detention.

The suspect, a 39-year-old Tunisian identified as Mohamed R, was charged with “an attempt to murder in a terrorist manner, an attempt to hit and wound in a terrorist manner and arms infractions”, the federal prosecutor’s office said in a statement.

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  • The Butterfly

    Why doesn’t anyone try to drive into Tokyo crowds?

    Oh wait…

    • Stop being Islamophobic!

      It causes global warming!

    • Can’t even create a traffic accident correctly!?!? This Mohammed is almost as much fun as the Mohammeds who blow themselves up while assembling suicide vests and rockets! We’re lucky so many of them turn out to be such Mo(hammed)rons

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  • Maurice Miner

    An utter mystery for the Police – Mohamed R.’s motives cannot be established because he didn’t make a lot of sense when being interviewed.

    He did have a rifle and “bladed weapons” in his car when apprehended, driving into a crowded shopping centre at “high speed”.

    We need Hercule Poirot on the case, stat!

  • ontario john

    Please do not talk about this story in Canada, that would be islamophobic. Talk about how young and cool feminist Trudeau is.

  • felis gracilis

    His name was Mohammed? What a surprise.

  • Gary

    Innocent by reason of islamity.