Belgium increases security in Antwerp after car chase

AP , Thursday 23 Mar 2017

Belgian authorities say they have raised security in the port of Antwerp after a suspicious car ran a red light and was stopped at the docks.

A bomb squad was brought in and the authorities raised security in the center of town Thursday, in places where people normally gather.

Antwerp police chief Serge Muyters said the driver of the car was detained once it was stopped. No further information could be given, he said.

Prime Minister Charles Michel said that "we remain vigilant. Our security services have done excellent work."

The events happened the day after the nation held remembrance services for the Brussels attacks, which killed 32 people on March 22, 2016.

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