An area in Brussels has been sealed off after a driver claimed to have explosives.  The police were in pursuit of the suspect, pursuing him in a high-speed chase through the Belgian’s city’s streets.

The chase ended on the road from Ninove to Molenbeek-Saint-Jean.  Shots were fired and the driver was arrested. He then stated that he was in possession of explosives. An evacuation was ordered and a police cordon put in place.

“We pulled out the driver, who directly stated that there were explosives on board,” said Johan Berckmans, spokesman for the Brussels West Police Zone.