Man arrested for death threat against Belgium’s Prime Minister
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Man arrested for death threat against Belgium’s Prime Minister

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A man from Waremme, in the province of Liège, was arrested after making a death threat to Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo.

“I’m going to get the first page of the newspapers,” the man said in an e-mail to the Prime Minister. “I will not do it alone. I’m waiting for you, De Croo.”

The man was arrested by the anti-terrorist section of the federal police, various media report.

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Jason Spinks
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