German police chase ends in Amsterdam

Police lights (Photo: Politie)Police lights (Photo: Politie)

The police arrested a 31-year-old man in Amsterdam on Monday night after a long chase that started in Germany. The man fled from the German police after they checked his car in the town of Dinslaken and found a possible firearm, according to RTL Nieuws.

The man took off at high speed and the German police gave chase. The Dutch police joined the chase when the man crossed the border with the Netherlands. The cops pursued the man over a distance of about 170 kilometers via the A30, the A12 and the A1 highways. 

The car was finally forced to a stop on Gooiseweg in Amsterdam. The police twice shot at the car's tires, to prevent the driver from speeding off again. He was arrested and is in custody for further investigation. The man was driving a car with German license plates. 

The police called in the Ministry of Defense's explosives disposal team to check whether the vehicle was safe, the police said. A firearm and gas alarm were found in the car.  

The man will be arraigned later this week. The procedure to extradite him to Germany will start then.