Dutch jihadist arrested in Spain: report

Arrest (Photo: Politie)Arrest (Photo: Politie)

A suspected Dutch jihadist was arrested in Tarragona, a coastal city in Spain on Monday. 29-year-old Khalid M. was arrested by the Mossos d'Esquadra, a special unit of the Spanish police, the Telegraaf reports based on reports in Spanish media.

Spanish security services warned the local authorities that M. may be in the country on Saturday. He was said to be driving a family vehicle and may show "unpredictable behavior", the Telegraaf writes.

M. is known to have ties to jihadist recruitment- and indoctrination networks, according to Catalan newspaper ARA. The man has a "Dutch identity card", an internal police report said, according to the Telegraaf.