On Thursday, a man was arrested after acting suspiciously in the boulevard Emile Bockstael police station in Laeken, and was also found to be carrying drugs and a weapon. He had also been to another station in the Brussels-Ixelles zone on the 17th of January, the Brussels Prosecutor’s Office said. He went into the boulevard Emile Bockstael police station in Laeken saying he wanted to make a complaint. The police say his explanations were confused, and he was behaving strange and seemed nervous.
A patrol from the anti-aggression brigade took him outside the station building to talk. The man admitted he had a gun, a Glock, and six bullets. The police searched him, which confirmed it. A USB key, a memory card, 888 euros, a sachet of cannabis and two small sachets of white crystals where also found on the suspect, and seized. Images of guns were found on his memory card.
The man was then put in a cell. During questioning, he said several people knew he was at the station and there would be repercussions if he wasn’t released straight away. The man, already known to police, was handed to the Prosecutor’s Office on Friday morning.
Two house searches were done. A gun, ammunition (9mm and riot- gun), hand-to-hand combat weapons, a bullet-proof vest, different drugs and precise weighing scales were found at one of his addresses. The second search found a large number of different guns and types of ammunition, but also air-tight packing bags and a bullet-proof vest.
The investigative judge placed him under arrest.
Jason Bennett (Source: Belga)