In Belgium a soldier stole some heavy weapons. Parked his booby trapped on the outskirts of a forest and vanished without a trace.

In a letter to his girlfriend he has vowed to kill some folks.

One of his targets is Belgium’s best known virologist, Marc Van Ranst. At least two virologists are in hiding and are under police protection.

So far Jürgen Konings hasn’t killed anyone. It’s unlikely that he ever will, unless perhaps in a stand-off with the police if they ever find him.

Surprisingly the man has received quite a lot of support for his action on social media. Some say he deserves a statue. The Belgian military has asked not to turn him into a hero and has made it clear that the man is dangerous.