Belgian police detain man near EU Parliament, find gun and chainsaw

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 02, 2015 10:24 AM

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Brussels police on Monday detained a Slovakian man dressed in camouflage gear near the European Parliament and found a gun and a chainsaw in his car, triggering a security scare which caused several offices to be evacuated.

The man told police officers that he wanted to meet the European president, prosecutors said.

(Reporting by Robert-Jan Bartunek; Editing by Philip Blenkinsop and Robin Pomeroy)