The incident happened last week on the E40 at Beernem. The motorist targeted a couple that was travelling in another vehicle. At one point he even stopped on the motorway in order to block the couple’s path. He then got out of his car and threaten them with an iron bar.
The couple was able to contact the police. However, the aggressive motorist was able to make his escape.
A 40-year-old man from Oostkamp (West Flanders) was identified as a suspect. On Saturday he was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and the illegal possession of an offensive weapon.