Rotterdam man arrested over neighbor dispute, warning shot fired
A 74-year old man from Rotterdam was arrested on Friday for threatening the police with a hammer and acting aggressively towards them. The incident arose following a dispute between neighbors, which escalated when the man smashed his neighbor’s window with the hammer, police confirmed.
The police were alerted to a brawl at around 11:30 pm on Friday. After a conversation with the reporting party, the police were ready to leave the scene when the 74-year man shattered his next-door neighbor's windowpane.
The man then started threatening police officers. To prevent the incident from escalating, the police said they were forced to fire a warning shot. The man was then taken to the police station for questioning.
The incident happend on Bredenoord in Rotterdam IJsselmonde. The two neighbors have a long history of conflicts, according to the police.