Man suspected of causing an explosion in Rotterdam Markthal - Credit: Man suspected of causing an explosion in Rotterdam Markthal (Picture: Politie)
Wednesday, 6 May 2015 - 13:56
Suspect held in Rotterdam Markthal arson attempt
The police arrested a 20 year old man from The Hague on Monday morning in connection with the arson in the Marthal in Rotterdam on March 3rd. On Tuesday, March 3rd, someone set fire to one of the stalls in the Markthal. The surveillance camera at the entrance of the market shows a man entering the hall shortly after the owner of the affected stall leaves. The man was carrying a backpack and walked towards the stall. A few minutes later he comes out again, without a backpack. Not much later there is an explosion and a fire. The fire was quickly extinguished. During the investigation into the arson, the police circulated images of the man caught on the surveillance camera. The suspect that was arrested on Wednesday is believed to be the man in these images. The police are investigating whether this man was also involved in the attempted arson at the same stall in the Martkhal on April 21st.