No explosives found after Belgian chase
BRUSSELS — Belgian prosecutors said no explosives were found in a car stopped by police gunfire after a highspeed chase in the Brussels suburb of Molenbeek.
Police chased the car after the driver ran a red light and the vehicle was involved in two wrecks before it was finally stopped, said Ine Van Wymersch, a spokesman for the Brussels prosecutor’s office.
“When the person got out, he immediately claimed that there were explosives inside,” Van Wymersch said.
She declined to identify the suspect but said he was a Rwandan citizen born in 1981 who was not previously known to police.
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.
The all-clear was given just over three hours after the car was stopped. No one was injured.
A police officer speaks to soldiers Tuesday in the Molenbeek suburb of Brussels.