A man was prevented from setting himself on fire on Thursday morning in front of the Palace of Justice, according to Belgian media. The man – who threatened to self-immolate – had brought a can of gasoline and a lighter, and stood right in front of the Brussels courthouse, reports Bruzz.
According to bystanders, a witness intervened by knocking the lighter out of his hands.
Police and rescue services arrived soon after to arrest the man.
The reasons for his actions are not yet known, reports Bruzz.