A van crashes into a sidewalk terrace in Brussels. 3 wounded

BRUSSELS — Police detained a suspect after a speeding van plowed into a terrace in central Brussels, injuring at least three people on Friday.

The driver of the van got in and out after hitting several tables, according to Willemian Bart, a spokesperson for the Brussels Public Prosecutor’s Office. “We are still evaluating some possible motives,” she said.

“The facts remind us of such attacks that we have seen abroad. But this is not the only motive we are seeing,” Beato said, adding that it could have been an accident. added.

“Many people suffered minor injuries and were treated on site without going to the hospital,” Beato told reporters.

Belgian Van Crush
On August 26, 2022, police have closed an area in the center of Brussels after a van crashed into a terrace in Brussels. (Sylvain Plazy/AP Photo)

Security camera photos showed the white van driving through the narrow alleys of the Rue Neuve shopping district, clipping rather than boarding several tables where people were scattered to safety.

A commission assessing the risk of attacks by Belgian militants set Friday’s threat level at 2 out of 4 possible, maintaining the level the country has had for some time.

Belgian Interior Minister Annelise Verlinden said: “We are in close contact with the security forces and are monitoring this closely.

Associated Press