Man, 20, threatens to blow shed up on Facebook live stream

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Members of a Dutch police SWAT team (Stock Photo: Politie). Members of a Dutch police SWAT team (Stock Photo: Politie)

A SWAT team arrested a 20-year-old man in Geldermalsen on Monday after he locked himself into a shed with multiple weapons and threatened to blow it up. He made these threats on a Facebook live stream, the police said on Tuesday.

The police responded to the man's home around noon on Monday after receiving reports that the man had fired a gun at his home and a person inside the house. When officers arrived at the scene, the man locked himself into a shed near his house. "The man made it clear that he did not intend to come out of the shed and threatened to blow it up", the police said.

Officer watched the man making these threats on Facebook. In the video he could be seen with a weapon in his hand. 

A SWAT team eventually forced their way into the shed and overpowered the armed man. He was arrested. The police found several weapons in the shed.

A 17-year-old girl tried to prevent the man's arrest. She too was arrested. 

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