Dutch police officer doing a traffic check (Stock Photo: Politie) - Credit: Dutch police officer doing a traffic check (Stock Photo: Politie)
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 14:40
Warning shot fired in Amsterdam arrest
The police fired a warning shot on the Piet Heinkade in Amsterdam during the early hours of Monday morning while arresting a "potentially armed and dangerous suspect" who was involved in an earlier violent incident in Zaandam, the police said in a statement on their website. Two men were talked out of a grey car on the Piet Heinkade when the warning shot was fired. The driver of the car surrendered to the police quickly. The passenger refused to do so, resulting in one of the officers firing a warning shot around 2:40 a.m. on Monday. No one was injured. About 40 minutes earlier the car and its passengers were believed to be involved in a violent incident in Zaandam. One of them threatened a truck driver with a gun on Thorbeckeweg. The truck driver got such a fright that he crashed into another car. The men got into their grey car and got onto the A10 towards Amsterdam, where they were pulled over on Piet Heinkade. One of the suspects is a 20-year-old man from Wormerveer. The police are still identifying the second suspect.