Man fills bomb belt with cookies and salt before calling police to say that someone will blow him up
(Scroll down for video) Police in Belgium, shut down several busy streets in Brussels, after a man claimed that he was kidnapped and wrapped with a bomb belt.
The suspect called police around 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, and told them he had been kidnapped and that someone else was going to detonate his explosive belt.
Police immediately went to the shopping center, where they identified the man as J.B. The shopping center and surrounded streets were closed as police cars surrounded the outside entrance to the building.
The subway system in the city was also shut down. The suspect also said that he had been incited to join ISIS in Syria.
Police arrested the suspect and they seized his bomb belt, which contained cookies and salt, but no explosives. After police realized that the incident was just a hoax, they reopened the shopping center.