Officers from the Montgomery Local Police Service that covers the municipalities of Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe, Sint-Pieters-Woluwe and Etterbeek had wanted the motorcycle to stop in Sint-Lambrechts-Woluwe. However, he drove on and a chase ensued.
He drove at speed towards the city centre. The daily ‘Het Laatste Nieuws’ reports that that the young man fell off his motorbike for a first time en route to the centre of Brussels but got back on again and continued his escape. However, at the crossroad of the Brussels inner ring road and the Lambermontstraat he fell for a second time and this proved fatal.
The Montgomery Local Police Service is refusing to comment on the incident due to the involvement of its own officers. Nevertheless, it has been confirmed that that the man died while he was trying to escape from the police.