The circumstances surrounding the incident are still unclear. However, what is known is that the emergency service received a call to deal with an incident on the Poelaertplein in front of the Brussels Courthouse at around 10am. A Range Rover had driven down the pedestrian access stairwell.
The driver and passengers were trapped in the vehicle. Fire fighter managed to force open one of the doors in order to free those that were inside the car. Four people were taken to a near-by hospital with minor injuries.
Three fire engines, 4 ambulances and a medical emergency vehicle attended the scene. A breakdown truck was called to tow the vehicle away.
It is still unclear as to why the motorist tried to drive his car down the stairs.