Monday, 27 July 2015 - 14:25
Disturbed man arrested for fake emergency calls
The police arrested a disturbed 45 year old man from Amsterdam on Sunday afternoon for making the emergency services in Arnhem and Hoevelaken respond to two fake emergencies. According to the police the man first called 112 to report that someone ha fallen down a flight of stairs in a house on Tulpstraat in Arnhem. According to the man, the victim was being resuscitated. The emergency services, including an air ambulance, responded en masse and broke down the house's door to help the victim, only to find that nothing was going on at the house. A short time later there was another report of a fire in a house with a thatched roof on Oosterdorpstaat in Hoevelaken. The fire brigade responded and found that nothing was wrong in the house. Investigation revealed that both incidents were reported by the same person - the 45 year old man. He was arrested at his home in Amsterdam and taken to the police station in Arnhem. As he seemed to be in a very disturbed state, the police transferred him to an aid organization.