Updated: 23/03/17 : 14:00:27
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World :: Man arrested in Antwerp terror copycat Westminster attempt

A French man has been arrested in the north Belgian city of Antwerp on suspicion of driving at a crowd, police say.

A police spokesman said the vehicle had French number plates and was driven "at high speed" into the Meir, Antwerp's main shopping street.

"A man in camouflage was taken away," the spokesman said in a televised news conference in Antwerp. There have been no reports of injuries.

Security has been stepped up in the city, he added.

Knives and other weapons were discovered in the car.

The attack comes a day after a car was driven at high-speed along London's Westminster Bridge, resulting in the deaths of four people - including the driver - and injuring 40.

It was also the day Belgium marked the first anniversary of the twin bomb attacks in Brussels, that killed 32 people.