Friday, 20 November 2015 - 07:28
Rotterdam mayor rushed to safety on suspicious car find; three arrested
Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb was rushed to safety on Thursday night after a suspicious car was found near the restaurant where he was having dinner. A SWAT team responded and three men were arrested in a nearby park. The street was closed down while the car was investigated. According to broadcaster NOS, the car involved is a white Mercedes with Belgium license plates. The license plate was recognized as "suspicious" at the Hazeldonk border. The police stopped investigating the car around 1:00 a.m. on Friday morning. According to BNR, nothing out of the ordinary was found. A spokesperson for Aboutaleb told NOS that the Mayor is doing well.
Drie mannen opgepakt in Rotterdam vanwege verdachte auto.Burgemeester Aboutaleb geëvacueerd: https://t.co/a9FAObd3VY pic.twitter.com/HWofJu6lqQ— RTL Nieuws (@RTLnieuws) November 19, 2015
Grote politieactie in Rotterdam. Verdachte Belgische auto aangetroffen, Aboutaleb door beveiligers afgevoerd. pic.twitter.com/4VwsSjj1Ne— robert bas (@robertpbas) November 19, 2015