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Belgians thwart car attack day after terror strikes London

BRUSSELS — Belgian authorities have raised security in the port of Antwerp after a car with French license plates drove at high speed through a busy shopping street, forcing pedestrians to jump out of the way.

The federal prosecutor s office said the car was intercepted late Thursday morning at the port docks and a Frenchman living in France was arrested. Authorities then raised security in the center of town, in places where people normally gather. In the car, authorities said they found knives, a shotgun and a gas can with an unknown liquid.

Belgians Thwart Car Attack Day After Terror Strikes London CBSN

ISIS claims responsibility for London terror attack

ISIS has claimed responsibility for Wednesday’s car and knife attack outside the Parliament building in London. CBS News correspondent Elizabeth … The office said that, because of these elements, and the events in London yesterday, the case is being taken on by the federal prosecutor s office, which usually deals with extremist attacks.

It looked very similar to the attack outside the British Parliament[1] the previous day, in which a still-unidentified attacker drove an SUV down a crowded sidewalk before getting out and fatally stabbing a police officer. Two civilians, including an American man[2], were killed on the sidewalk of Westminster Bridge in that attack. Neither Belgian nor British officials drew any immediate link between

The federal prosecutor named the driver as Mohamed R., born May 8, 1977.

Belgians Thwart Car Attack Day After Terror Strikes London CBSN

Belgium marks first anniversary of airport suicide bombings

Belgian leaders, victims and families of those who died in the March 22, 2016 suicide bomb attacks on the Brussels airport and subway marked the …

Pedestrians along the route were in danger on several occasions, the prosecutor said in a statement. When soldiers tried to intercept the vehicle, it sped off. A little later, the rapid reaction team of the Antwerp managed to intercept the vehicle and capture the driver. Prime Minister Charles Michel said we remain vigilant. Our security services have done excellent work.

The events happened a day after the nation held remembrance services for the Brussels airport and subway attacks[3], which killed 32 people on March 22, 2016.

References

  1. ^ attack outside the British Parliament (www.cbsnews.com)
  2. ^ including an American man (www.cbsnews.com)
  3. ^ remembrance services for the Brussels airport and subway attacks (www.cbsnews.com)

Kilmarnock Museum sets annual meeting Saturday

Kilmarnock Museum Sets Annual Meeting Saturday

Former FBI special agent Kendall Stoneham will be the guest speaker at the Kilmarnock Museum s annual meeting at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Haydon Building, Stoneham Dream Fields, 1385 Irvington Road, Kilmarnock. Stoneham will present a security briefing on the active shooter and will give tips on how to survive, reported museum president Carroll Lee Ashburn. A Lancaster High School graduate, Stoneham has a bachelor s from Randolph Macon Woman s College and a master s from the College of William and Mary. She is on the board of governors at St. Margaret s School, a board member of the Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Society and a member of the Holly Ball Committee.

She is co-chairing an industrial security committee, the I-270 ISAC in Maryland and a member of the DAT and UDC. Stoneham continues to work as a contractor for the FBI s Background Investigation Contract Services (BICS) program and credits the FBI for giving her a strong background in security and investigation which she continues to use as a facility security officer for a defense contractor in the Gaithersburg, Md., area, said Ashburn. Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

Pop singer Adele stops concert to scold security guard

Pop singer Adele took a moment during her show in Melbourne, Australia on Sunday to scold a security guard. The performer told the guard to stop telling people to sit down, and said into the microphone, “if people can’t see, then they can stand up.” She also cussed during the warning.

“If you don’t like dancing, don’t come to a f***ing show,” the 28-year-old singer said. Also during the show, Adele invited a man on stage[1] who was crying during one of her songs, and he then proposed marriage to his partner while on the stage.

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  1. ^ invited a man on stage (www.dailymail.co.uk)