The Dutch police wanted Friday around midnight, a vehicle check that is possible as stolen was specified. The three occupants did not cooperate and went quickly off via the E34 towards Antwerp. The Dutch police got to the border, the assistance of the federal police and also the local police was called up during the chase where speeds of up to 180 kilometers per hour were achieved.
On the Singel in Borgerhout rolled the police spijkerketting out over the roadway. The fleeing car went over the nails and came to a halt. The three occupants tried to on foot to flee along the roadside between the Singel and the Ring. After a short chase on foot could the local police have all three suspects in the collar to grasp. They were immediately handed over to the colleagues from the federal police and was arrested.
Both the local and federal police solved several warning shots during the chase. One inspector got slightly wounded and several police cars were damages because the defendants repeatedly inreden on the police.
The chase was set in motion in the Dutch Tilburg university”, says Lieselotte Claessens of the public prosecutor of Antwerp. “She came over Postel, Belgium and walked through Mol in the direction of the E34. There was the chase continued through the highway in the direction of Antwerp to exit Borgerhout on the Ring. The fleeing driver early several serious traffic violations. All three of the arrested occupants are Iraqis of Kurdish origin. It comes to two unmarried adults of 29 and 31 years. The third suspect is possibly a minor. They were on Saturday questioned by the police, and Sundays they go on to explain to the judge that their arrest will decide.” It is not yet clear why the Iraqis in the first instance, fled.Four smashing,
the operation brought a great force on the leg from different agencies. Witnesses of the arrest in Borgerhout talked about a police helicopter and up to thirty police vehicles. Also the warning shots of the police were in Borgerhout unloaded. Witnesses heard up to four loud explosions in the neighborhood.