A man climbed into a freight elevator around Place De Brouckère, on the pedestrian area in the center of Brussels, this Thursday, November 24, 2022 around noon. According to our information, this is the man who had climbed a crane in the same place a few days earlieron Sunday, November 20.
This Thursday, a large relief deployment was dispatched to the scene, according to the spokesperson for the Brussels Fire Brigade. The neighborhood is cordoned off. The police sent a negotiator: indeed, the man threatened to jump into the void. The platform is located about fifteen meters high.
This Sunday, November 20, the man had been taken down manu militari by the firefighters. He explained that he had climbed onto his perch “for fear of reprisals from a loved one”.
The emergency services announced around 2 p.m. that the man had descended “safe and sound”. “He voluntarily climbed into our self-ladder and was picked up by the ambulance.”