Members of a Dutch police SWAT team (Stock Photo: Politie) - Credit: Members of a Dutch police SWAT team (Stock Photo: Politie)
Monday, 29 August 2016 - 09:36
Caught burglar threatens to jump off Amsterdam roof
A burglar threatened to jump off the roof of a home in Amsterdam's Singel on Monday morning after he and two accomplices were caught in the act of breaking in, AT5 reports. A SWAT team was called in to deal with the situation. A police dog caught one of the suspects in the home. Members of the SWAT team got the other two off the roof. All three were arrested. As one of the burglars threatened to jump, the fire department was also called in. Firefighters stood in the street with a giant air cushion ready in case the burglar made a jump for it. The arrest led to quite the commotion in the neighborhood. A police helicopter keeping an eye on the situation from above woke numerous residents, AT5 reports. The three burglars were taken to the police station for questioning.