Hijacker hit by train while running from police

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Dutch police officers (Stock Photo: Politie). (Dutch police officers (Stock Photo: Politie))

A man jumped in front of a train in Nootdorp on Monday evening while fleeing from the police after hijacking a car in Rotterdam. He was hit by the train and died at the scene, a spokesperson for the police confirmed to NU.nl.

The man "recklessly" drove over several highways during the chase, the spokesperson said. On the A12 at Nootdorp, the hijacked car suddenly came to a stop. The man got out and jumped in front of a passing train.

Due to the incident, train train traffic between Zoetermeer Oost Station and The Hague Central Station was halted for a time. Buses were deployed to transport stranded passengers.

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