Monday, 24 March 2014 - 10:10
Suspicious object A'dam: not explosive
The suspicious object found on the Lijnbaansgracht in Amsterdam on Monday morning that caused the EOD to evacuate several homes, seems not to be a bomb. A traffic control operation led to the discovery of the object, which was thought to be a car bomb. The Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) was brought in, and several homes were evacuated. Two people sitting inside the car were arrested, and are still considered suspects. Their car is being investigated further, and residents have been allowed to return to their homes. There are strict controls in place throughout Amsterdam, due to American president Barack Obama's impending visit. According to a police spokesperson, however, the traffic control operation had nothing to do with that.