Arson suspected in Haarlem Station train fires

Haarlem station
Haarlem station. (Photo: NataP/DepositPhotos)

Two trains were set on fire at the train station in Haarlem on Monday night. Bottles of combustible material were found on both trains and the police suspect arson.

The first fire was reported at 8:30 p.m. and had already been extinguished when the police arrived, the police said in a statement. The second fire was reported at 11:30 p.m. and was extinguished with the help of the fire department.

No one was injured in the fires and passengers were never in danger, a spokesperson for NS said to Haarlems Dagblad. The one train was empty when it was set alight, and passengers could easily and safely leave the other train before any injuries occurred. 

NS deployed extra security personnel to patrol at Haarlem station following the fires.

The police are investigating and call on witnesses to come forward. 

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