Connect with us

World News

Several People Briefly Taken Hostage In Netherlands (VIDEOS)

Published

on

several-people-briefly-taken-hostage-in-netherlands-(videos)

The suspect appeared to have surrendered voluntarily after a stand-off with police

Several people were taken hostage by an unknown man at a bar in the Dutch town of Ede, local authorities have said. The suspect was later apprehended, with four hostages released.

Local police confirmed on Saturday that there is “a hostage situation involving several people is underway in a building in the center” of the town, which is located some 80km east from Amsterdam. Local daily Algemeen Dagblad described the suspect as a “confused man,” who was holding up visitors in a bar.

Officials also said that an evacuation of approximately 150 homes in the area is now underway. The police also issued an advisory telling residents “to stay away from the center of Ede.” “Stay inside and don’t come and watch,” the agency said, stressing that “at this time, there is no indication of a terrorist motive.

Algemeen Dagblad suggested that the hostages were being held “at the threat of explosives or weapons,” with other reports noting that the suspect could be wielding a knife.

Unverified clips circulating on social media appeared to show a heavy law enforcement presence in the area, including a heavy armored vehicle and a slow-moving mine-clearance robot.

As the stand-off continued, the police said that three hostages had been released as videos on social media show three young people leaving the bar while being escorted by law enforcement operatives.

About one hour after the first three people were released, police said that “the last hostage has just been released,” adding that one person has been arrested while declining to provide further details.

A video on social media appeared to show a suspect dressed in white and wearing a black mask leaving the pub, putting his head down and walking slowly backward toward a group of law enforcement officers.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

World News

US Policy Is Leading To A Wider War: Jeffrey Sachs On Middle East Tensions

Published

on

By

us-policy-is-leading-to-a-wider-war:-jeffrey-sachs-on-middle-east-tensions

Marc Lamont Hill discusses US policy in the Middle East and the risks of escalation with renowned scholar Jeffrey Sachs.

Continue Reading

World News

What We Know So Far About Drone Attack On Iran

Published

on

By

what-we-know-so-far-about-drone-attack-on-iran

Iranian anti-aircraft systems have shot down suspected drones near a military base in Isfahan.

Continue Reading

World News

Israeli Raids Cause ‘worst Destruction In Decades’ In Tulkarem

Published

on

By

israeli-raids-cause-‘worst-destruction-in-decades’-in-tulkarem

An Israeli raid on a refugee camp in the occupied West Bank has caused some of the “worst destruction in decades”.

Continue Reading

Trending