Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 10:06
Police blow up suspect’s bag; threatened to take child to Syria
The police arrested a 40 year old man from Arnhem in Doesburg on Tuesday. The suspect threatened to take a child away from his ex wife and then take the child to Syria. The suspect had a bag with him which presumably contained explosives. The bag caused quite a commotion, which finally ended when the police blew it up. The suspect was involved in a fight on Magnolialaan in Doesburg on Tuesday, Omroep Gelderland reports. He threatened to take a child from his ex's home. "He wanted to blow the thing here and remove the child", the suspect's ex-father-in-law told the broadcaster. "He wanted to go to Syria. And first take that child away from here" The suspect was arrested later on Tuesday. He threw the bag away while fleeing from the police. According to the police, it became clear that the bag may contain explosives after the man was arrested. The police found the bag on Monseigneur Bekkerslaan. The area was closed down for hours as the bag was investigated by the Explosives Ordnance Disposal team. Local residents were advised to stay indoors and stay away from windows. The bag was taken to a safe place on Parallelweg in Doesburg and detonated. The police would not comment on exactly what the bag contained.