BRUSSELS (Sputnik) — De Wever also expressed gratitude to the police officer "on behalf of all Antwerp residents" via Twitter.
.@LPAntwerpen doet alles om veiligheid vd stad, inwoners & bezoekers te garanderen. Ons advies: kalmte bewaren & normale leven verderzetten.— Politie Antwerpen (@LPAntwerpen) March 23, 2017
Other media reports said that the detainee was identified as a 39-year old French national called Mohamed R., who drove the car with a French license plate. Various kinds of weapons and an illegal material were discovered in the car.