Mysterious abduction of “Man from Brussels”

Special units of the federal police surrounded premises in Halle (Flemish Brabant) for a while on Sunday morning following reports of an abduction.  Halle-Vilvoorde prosecutors say that a man, who was believed to have been held against his will, had escaped from the premises.

Speaking on Sunday Gilles Blondeau of Halle-Vilvoorde prosecutors said: “A man was taken from Brussels to the house in Halle against his will.  It is here that he escaped this morning.  Local police and special police units are at the scene.”

In all police were able to apprehend four individuals.  One of the suspects handed himself over.  The three others were detained after they had barricaded themselves inside the premises.  It’s as yet unclear why the man from Brussels was abducted.


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