Two terror suspects released from custody after Rotterdam arrest

Police guard in a detention center
Police guard in a detention centerPhoto: Politie

The Public Prosecutor released two of four men who were arrested in Rotterdam on terrorism suspicions from custody. The other two men will be arraigned on Thursday, reports.

Investigation into a 30-year-old man from Delft and a 23-year-old from Gouda did not reveal any indications of involvement in terrorism, the Prosecutor said. They were released from custody on Wednesday, but remain suspects.

A 29-year-old man from Sweden and a 21-year-old man from Vlaardingen are still in custody and will be arraigned on Thursday. The investigation against them is still ongoing and the Prosecutor wants to keep them in custody for the time being.

The four men were arrested in Rotterdam on Sunday. A foreign police service notified the Dutch police that the Swedish man is suspected of involvement in terrorism. He landed in the Netherlands on a flight from Stockholm on Sunday. The police arrested him and the three Dutch with him shortly thereafter.

After the arrests, four addresses in Vlaardingen, Delft, and Gouda were searched. No weapons or explosives were found. But the police did seize a number of data carriers for further investigation.