brussels - Antwerp's ring Wednesday in both directions was briefly closed at the height of the Sportpaleis. Police briefly held after 16:30 a car because there is a suspicious package in the trunk would be, reported local media. Around 17:15 the ring was again prepared for all traffic.
Or is there a connection with the attacks in Paris is still unclear. A spokeswoman for the federal police who researches terrorism, confirmed to the news agency Belga, " a suspicious vehicle to a halt on the Antwerp ring ".
The Antwerp ring road is a very popular route to and from the Netherlands. Motorists from the Netherlands is even now after opening recommended to avoid Antwerp and to drive. Although the closure of the bypass was relatively short-lived, it does directly led to major disruption.
The car is examined and the passengers were picked up by an arrest unit of the Antwerp police, reported the Gazet van Antwerpen.