The mayor of Aalst has requested no additional security measures after a man drove his car into the parade route during carnival celebrations on Sunday. “The intervention of the police prevented the worst. The emergency and intervention plan worked perfectly,” said Christoph D’Haese.
The incident happened around 19:00 and did not cause any injuries. The driver was arrested. The prosecutor’s office in East Flanders indicated that the driver was under the influence of sleeping pills.