BELGIQUE: An armed man attempted to enter the home of Filip Dewinter (Vlaams Belang)

According to the Vlaams Belang, a masked and armed man allegedly tried to attack the strong man of the extreme Flemish right  at his home in Antwerp.

A masked and armed man entered at the home of MP Filip Dewinter (Vlaams Belang) in Antwerp on Tuesday morning, says VTM Nieuws. The information was confirmed by Dewinter himself.

The latter was holidaying by the sea at the  time, but his son and a neighbor , it seems, spotted the individual and raised the alarm.

The intruder chose to flee, the police trying in vain to catch him.

“A man visibly approached the Dewinter  home around 8:00 am, and deposited a black bag in the bushes,from which he took a gun.” said Filip Dewinter. “He was wearing sunglasses, a hat, and his face was hidden under a scarf. He was also armed. My neighbor saw it and immediately called the police. My son then went outside and came face to face with this individual who asked him in broken English if I lived there. ”

When the son-denied that this was the home of the politician, the individual may have fled in panic. “Police quickly arrived at the scene but did not see the man,” says Filip Dewinter .

The local police in Antwerp confirmed that there was a “threat” to the home of Filip Dewinter Tuesday morning but declined to comment further.

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Philip Michel Frans “Filip” Dewinter (born 11 September 1962) is a Flemish politician in Belgium. He is one of the leading members of Vlaams Belang, a right-wing Flemish nationalist and secessionist political party.

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