Explosion in Amsterdam; homes, cars damaged

2008 BMW M3 E92 in Dutch police livery
A 2008 BMW M3 E92 outfitted in Dutch police colors shown off in Noord-Brabantfile photo

An explosion rocked the Amsterdam neighborhood Staatsliedenbuurt on Wednesday morning. The explosion happened around 5:00 a.m. on Fannius Scholtenstraat, damaging a number of homes and cars, the police reported on Twitter.

"Several people heard a bang and saw smoke", a police spokesperson said to NU. So far it seems that no one was injured in the explosion.

Windows were blown out of a number of homes and several nearby parked cars were damaged..

The cause of the explosion is still unclear. Forensic experts are investigating. The police are looking for witnesses.