Terrorism suspect arrested in Maastricht

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

The police arrested a 27-year-old man in Maastricht on Wednesday on suspicion of involvement in terrorism. He is suspected of inciting a terrorist crime in the Netherlands and cooperating in training people to become a terrorist, the Public Prosecutor said on Thursday. 

The police launched an investigation into the man last month, after information from intelligence service AIVD. The suspect used social media to spread jihadist and violent propaganda, including calls to commit violence, the Prosecutor said.

According to broadcaster NOS, the suspect has both Dutch and Moroccan nationality. 1Limburg reports that he originally lived in Limburg. According to the Prosecutor, the man is currently homeless and roamed the streets.

He will be arraigned on Friday.