The police infiltrated the group of seven suspects arrested last month for planning a major attack in the Netherlands. An undercover cop made contact with main suspect Hardi N., pretended to be an "attack planner" for terrorist organization Islamic State, and helped the group to plan their attack and arrange weapons, RTL Nieuws and NRC report.
A man was seriously injured in a shooting on Willem Ruyslaan in the Rotterdam district of Kralingen on Wednesday morning. The victim was hit by multiple bullets, including in his head. He is in critical condition, NOS reports.
The shooting happened at around 11:00 a.m. The victim was sitting in a car when he was shot at close range. Witnesses reported hearing at least 11 gunshots. A second person sitting on the passenger seat of the car, was unharmed.
The court in Assen sentenced a 46-year-old former police officer to one year in prison, six months of which conditionally suspended, for the possession and distribution of child pornography. The Public Prosecutor demanded 15 months in prison against the Assen man, NU.nl reports.
The former cop was also accused of showing his genitals to two of his daughter's friends. The girls were 10 and 12 years old at the time.
The police are looking for witnesses who can give information about the whereabouts of Churisan Allen from Utrecht. The 45-year-old Utrecht man disappeared on April 10th of this year. The police believe he may have fallen victim to a crime. His case was discussed on television program Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday.
The police responded en masse to the Utrecht city office on Tuesday due to a suspicious situation. A man was in the waiting room wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying an extremely heavy bag, RTL Nieuws reports.
The man was arrested by police officers in bulletproof vests. The arrest went smoothly and without incident, according to the police. The municipal office was not evacuated or closed during the action.
The police can not yet say whether anything suspicious was found in the heavy bag the man had with him.
A man was injured in a shooting in the Noord-Brabant town of Valkenswaard late on Tuesday evening. He was taken to hospital with unknown injuries. The police are investigating, NOS reports.
The shooting happened in Feliciadal, a residential area in the west of the town. One or more perpetrators fled on a motorcycle. They were wearing dark clothes and helmets. The police are looking for them, but warn people who see the suspects not to take action themselves. Call the emergency number.
Suspected jihadist 23-year-old Oussama A. from Utrecht is also suspected of committing a war crime because he posed with a dead body for a photo, the Public Prosecutor said in a pro-forma hearing against A. and fellow suspected jihadist 24-year-old Reda N. on Monday, NOS reports.
According to the Geneva Convention, it is forbidden to further dishonor someone who has already surrendered. The Public Prosecutor believes this also applies to someone who is dead. A. put the photo on Facebook.
A police officer was sentenced to 120 hours of community service, conditionally suspended, for firing four gunshots at a scooter rider in Groningen in April last year. The court in Groningen found her guilty of attempted aggravated assault and not acting according to the instructions of the police, NU.nl reports.
The 41-year-old officer was convinced that the scooter driver posed an acute danger. He met the description of a man who had threatened his parents with firearms, she said. The suspect was described as riding around on a red scooter, and maybe in possession of firearms.
The police discovered a "production site for narcotics" in a home on Ophoven in Sittard after there was a fire in the building on Monday evening. The police believe that the home was used to produce and dry cocaine, but further investigation is currently impossible due to the instability of the building. No arrests have been made, the police said in a statement.
An intoxicated Dutch man fell from a balcony in the German city of Worms. He fell 7 meters to the ground, but survived. The injured, but conscious man was taken to hospital with unknown injuries, RTL NIeuws reports.
The man was standing on a third floor balcony. He had hung his coat over the balcony's railing. When his coat fell off the railing, the man tried to grab it. He lost his balance and fell over the railing, according to the broadcaster.
His fall was partly broken by a canopy.
A 17-year-old girl was injured in a stabbing on Livingstonelaan in Utrecht on Monday. A suspect was arrested shortly after the incident, the Utrecht police said on Twitter.
A trauma helicopter was deployed to provide first aid to the injured girl. She was taken to hospital. The extent of her injuries is not clear, but she was conscious and talking, a spokesperson for the police said to NU.nl.
Nothing was revealed about the identity of the suspect. According to the police, there are "strong indications that the victim and suspect know each other".
The social security at the Ministry of Defense is inadequate, concluded a committee that investigated the barracks in Schaarsbergen after soldiers who were stationed there reported being abused and sexually assaulted. Because of the closed culture at the Ministry, people are not easily inclined to report such abuses, the researchers said, NU.nl reports.
The fire department evacuated an office building in Bunnik on Monday after at least 21 people became unwell. There is no danger to the environment, the local safety office said on Twitter. Firefighters are taking measurements to find out what caused the symptoms, NU.nl reports.
Around 120 people work in the office building. They were given shelter at a nearby hotel while firefighters perform their work. One person had to go to hospital. The rest were treated by paramedics at the scene.
Five people were arrested after a brawl between Dutch and German football supporters on Spegelgracht in Amsterdam on Saturday. Three Dutch and two Germans were arrested based on camera footage, NH Nieuws reports.
The brawl happened at cafe Hans en Grietje. "The two parties, I estimate around 40, 50 started hitting each other. I first saw cans of beer flying through the air, but soon it became chairs and tables", a cafe employee said to the newspaper.
The riot police had to intervene and break up the fight. The cafe sustained damage, but opened as usual on Sunday.
Someone stole a large amount of cocaine from a police lockup in Curacao. The drugs had previously been confiscated by the police. The theft from the police terrain was discovered on Sunday morning at around 9:00 a.m., NOS reports.
The perpetrators forced two large metal doors to get to the drugs. Exactly how much cocaine was stolen, the Public Prosecutor on Curacao would not to say to NOS.
Later on Sunday a burning truck was found on the island. The police believe it may have been used in the robbery.
A firebomb was thrown into restaurant Hotel Buiten on Sloterplas in Amsterdam on Friday night. Three employees of the restaurant had to go to hospital with hearing problems after the explosion. "Fortunately no permanent damage to staff or guests, but we are of course very shocked and we have no idea who is responsible for this", the restaurant management said in a letter stuck to the restaurant's door, Het Parool reports.
A 19-year-old man from Zaandam was shot at twice during the early hours of Saturday morning. He was seriously injured. The second shooting happened at the Zaans Medical center, where the man went to get treatment after the first shooting, Het Parool reports.
The man was first shot after an argument on Burcht in the center of Zaandam at around 2:10 a.m. on Saturday. He was then shot at again shortly after arriving at the hospital. So far no arrests were made.
Hundreds of people gathered on the Grote Markt in Haarlem on Sunday to express support for mayor Jos Wienen, who recently went into hiding due to threats. Minister Kasja Ollongren of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations and a number of parliamentarians also attended the manifestation, NOS reports.
Four children were injured after in an explosion on a boat in Amstelveen on Saturday. One child ended up in the water. The explosion occurred when the boat's engine was started, a spokesperson for the fire brigade said to RTL Nieuws.
All four children sustained minor burns and were taken to hospital. According to the fire brigade spokesperson, they're all primary school age.
The boat did not sustain significant damage. "It was probably a big flame", the spokesperson said to the broadcaster.
A 22-year-old man from Oosterhout was arrested in a Breda home on Saturday after at least 27 people fell ill in a bar on Vismarktstraat during the early hours of that morning, the police said in a statement. The police believe the suspect released pepper spray or something similar in the bar.
At around 2:55 a.m. on Saturday surveillance officers keeping an eye on the nightlife received a report that an unknown substance was released in the bar on Vismakrtstraat. Many visitors experienced nausea, breathlessness and a burning sensation in their throat or airways.
The Netherlands is the midst of a "cyber war" with Russia, Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld said on television program WNL op Zondag. According to the Minister, a foiled cyber attack by the Russian secret service on chemical weapons watchdog OPCW shows that the nature of war has changed.
The Public Prosecutor demanded 6 months in prison against one of the 34 people suspected of blocking the A7 highway so that two buses carrying anti-Zwarte Piet protesters could not reach the national Sinterklaas arrival in Dokkum last year. The other 33 suspects face community service, NOS reports.
The court in Alkmaar sentenced 26-year-old Lars de R. from Krommenie to four years in prison and institutionalized psychiatric treatment for sexually abusing 10 underage boys in Netherlands, India and Croatia, NOS reports.
De R. became famous when he reached the finals of talent show Holland's Got Talent at the age of 16 in 2009. The court found him guilty of having sex with ten boys multiple times over the course of eight years. The youngest victim was 4-years-old at the time.