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Molenbeek: man detained after police chase

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By Euronews
Molenbeek: man detained after police chase

<p>Brussels prosecutors say a Belgian bomb squad had found no explosives after a man who claimed to be carrying a bomb in his car was stopped by police in the district of Molenbeek. </p> <p>He was detained after leading police on a chase, speeding through a red light, until police shot at the wheels of his car to slow him. </p> <p>The number licence plates on the Citroen Picasso he was driving indicates the car is from Germany. </p> <p>The suspect was unarmed and believed to be mentally unstable.</p> <p>The area was cordoned off and there have been reports of at least two controlled explosions. </p> <p>Molenbeek is known for being the home to the <span class="caps">ISIL</span> members who carried out the Paris attacks in 2015.</p>