Arrest made for threats against Dutch parliament over Mohammed cartoons

Plenary meeting hall of the Tweede Kamer, Dutch Parliament's lower house (Photo: Wikipedia/Sisyfus)
Plenary meeting hall of the Tweede Kamer, Dutch Parliament's lower house (Photo: Wikipedia/Sisyfus). Plenary meeting hall of the Tweede Kamer, Dutch Parliament's lower house (Photo: Wikipedia/Sisyfus)

A 26-year-old man was arrested in connection with threats made against anti-Islam nationalist political party PVV or the Dutch parliamentary building complex, police announced. The arrest was made at the central train station in Den Haag on Tuesday, a day after the alleged threats were reported to police.

Police say the man made his threats in a video posted to Facebook, and that it was related to the PVV's  about the Islam religious figure Mohammed. Authorities would not reveal further details about the threats, except to say they are investigating all scenarios.

He was taken to an undisclosed location for interrogation, and will likely face a court hearing on his detention on Friday. His place of residence was not revealed, and police said they were still vetting information about the man's identity.

The police said they were cooperating with the public prosecutor's office and the Den Haag mayor's office.

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