The reason that hand grenades are increasingly used as threats in Amsterdam, is because they are cheap and relatively easy to come by, according to Amsterdam Police Chief Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg. The grenades regularly found in Amsterdam mainly come from Yugoslavia and Russia, and can be bought on the black market or dark web for as little as 5 to 20 euros each, he said to AT5.
The police in Tilburg suspended a police officer in training who is suspected of beating a man unconscious while not on duty. The incident happened in Tilburg's nightlife area during the early hours of Sunday morning, RTL Nieuws reports.
A friend of the 20-year-old victim told the broadcaster that they noticed they were being filmed by a man on a bicycle around 4:30 a.m. on Sunday. An argument arose when they asked the man to delete the video. The man said he was from the police and showed them ID to prove it, the friend said.
The police are taking into account that 32-year-old Dyron Vrutaal was not the target of the Rotterdam shooting in which he was killed on Sunday. All scenarios is still open. "We also hear theories that it may have been mistaken identity", a police spokesperson said to newspaper AD.
A number of lecturers at the University of Amsterdam received death threats after they called on the university's board to take a stand against Jordan Peterson, a controversial Canadian cultural critic, speaking at the university, NOS reports.
Discussion platform Room for Discussion invited Peterson to speak at a University of Amsterdam campus in the center of the city on Wednesday afternoon. The Canadian is known for his unambiguous criticism of political correctness and feminism. Opponents accuse him of propagating chauvinism, among other things.
Alderman Jan Zwiers of the municipality of Coevorden in Drenthe was assaulted by a resident of a caravan camp in the village of Steenwijksmoer on Wednesday. The alderman walked away with a black eye, broken glasses and torn pants, RTL Nieuws reports.
Zwiers visited Steenwijksmoer to talk to residents of the village about the caravan camp. The residents complained that residents of the camp create a lot of waste. The alderman also wanted to talk to the people living in the camp. Once there, he was attacked by the man.
The police searched part of the Delft University of Applied Sciences on Wednesday after a report of a man with a firearm. No firearm was found and no one was arrested, NU.nl reports.
Police officers in bulletproof vests responded to TU Delft in large numbers.
The building searched belonged ot the faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering.
On Thursday morning the police found a body while searching for missing 79-year-old Mona Baartsman in Heinenoord, Zuid-Holland, the police said on Twitter. Whether the body is that of the missing woman, is still under investigation.
The police again discovered a hand grenade on Bijlmerplein in Amsterdam Zuidoost. The explosive was found around 3:00 a.m. on Thursday, in the same spot where another grenade was found last week, according to AT5.
Defense's explosive removal department went to collect the object and took it away for further investigation, NU.nl reports. They concluded that it was indeed a hand grenade, and then dismantled the explosive.
Multiple Amsterdam businesses received an email threatening them with hand grenades or shootings if they do not pay 50 thousand euros in bitcoins to the sender. The police confirmed that multiple reports of this email have been received and they are investigating, AT5 reports.
The email, which is in the possession of AT5, was sent to at least three coffeeshops and Club ABE on Amstelstraat since May this year. The writer refers to the municipality of Amsterdam's policy to close businesses after a shooting or an explosive was found there.
A crowdfunding action was launched to raise money to send the body of a 30-year-old cyclist killed by a drunk driver in Goes on Sunday back home to Macedonia. The target of 10 thousand euros was reached within hours, RTL Niuews reports.
The police are investigating a shooting incident, possibly involving an automatic firearm, at a bar on Spijkerlaan in Arnhem, the Arnhem police said on Twitter.
The shooting happened during the early hours of Tuesday morning. The bar was closed at the time, and no one was hurt.
Two possible suspects were seen leaving the scene on a scooter.
The police call on witnesses to come forward.
Six young people were arrested for multiple incidents of vandalism and arson in the Zuid-Holland town of Noordwijk this past summer. A total of 60 police officers took them out of their beds in Noordwijk, Voorhout and Leiden at 6:30 a.m. on Monday morning, the police said in a statement.
The suspects are between the ages of 16 and 23. Five of them were arrested on suspicion of arson and vandalism, the sixth for complicity thereto. Two are also suspected of drug dealing.
A Dutch man was shot dead in the center of the Spanish resort of Torremolinos on Saturday evening. The victim is drug criminal Hamza Z., considered one of the main players in the drug war in Utrecht and surroundings, the Telegraaf reports.
The man was dining in a restaurant near the beach when a masked man entered the establishment and shot the Dutch man in the head and upper body. He died in hospital. The perpetrator fled in a white van. Witnesses told local media that the entire assassination took no more than two minutes.
Former European Parliamentarian Paul van Buitenen is filing a complaint against TNO accusing the research institute of committing fraud during the investigation into the catastrophic fireworks explosion in Enschede in 2000, investigative journalism platform Follow the Money reported on Monday. This prompted SE Fireworks director Rudi Bakker to file a review request in an ultimate attempt to force the judiciary to re-do the entire investigation, RTV Oost reports.
Two cyclists were killed in a collision with a drunk driver on the corner of Van De Spiegelstraat and Kloetingseweg in Goes early on Sunday morning. The motorist, a 19-year-old man from Kloetinge, was arrested shortly after the accident. A breathalyzer test showed that he was under the influence of alcohol, the police said in a statement.
The police are looking for 16-year-old Danielle from Groningen. The teenage girl has been missing since Friday. She was last seen in Arnhem, according to the police.
Danielle is 1.8 meters tall with strawberry blonde hair and green-brown eyes. She was last seen wearing black sneakers, black skinny jeans and a black winter jacket with a hood.
The police call on anyone with information about her whereabouts to come forward.
A 32-year-old man was killed in a shooting in the Rotterdam district of Katendrecht, in the south of the city, on Sunday. Exactly what happened is not yet clear.
A person was arrested shortly after the incident on Rechthuislaan, but was later released because he was not involved in the shooting, the Rotterdam police said on Twitter.
The police believe the gunman fled on the back of a scooter. A burning scooter was found on Schulpweg. Whether it was used in the shooting, is under investigation.
An 18-year-old man suspected of violently raping an Indonesian student in Rotterdam in July, is also suspected of assaulting another woman that same day. According to the Public Prosecutor, Gerson F. grabbed the as-yet-unidentified victim from behind, put a hand over her mouth and groped her buttocks, RTL Nieuws reports.
A 46-year-old woman from Gouda was sentenced to institutionalized psychiatric treatment for stalking National Police Chief Erik Akerboom and his wife. The court in The Hague considered it proven that the woman sent the couple over 2,500 threatening emails. They sometimes received 50 per day, NOS reports.
In one email she wrote: "Do not come near me in my neighborhood Erik, because I will really break you". Another read: "No, I will not give you an extra day. Can I kill you or just wait like your predecessor?"
The police believe that a group of Moroccan criminals had help from a corrupt Tilburg police officer in 2014, the Public Prosecutor said in the criminal case against the former dog handler on Thursday, ANP report.
According to the Prosecutor, the officer gave the criminals police system information about the whereabouts of a rival. The information was used to put pressure on the rival's family. Attacks were carried out at the homes of the man's uncle, father and girlfriend in Nieuwegein in quick succession.
There must be harsher punishments for traffic violations, according to national traffic officer Achilles Damen. People who cause a serious accident must not get away with only a conditional driver's license suspension and community service, he said in an interview with the Telegraaf.
The police identified the woman found murdered in a home on Herenstraat in Culemborg on Monday as the 47-year-old resident of the home. A 31-year-old man arrested for involvement in her death is still in custody on suspicion of murder or manslaughter.
A 64-year-old man who was critically injured in a shooting on Willem Ruyslaan in Rotterdam on October 17th, succumbed to his injuries on Thursday, the police said in a statement.
The man was gunned down at close range while sitting in his car. He was hit by multiple bullets. A passenger in the car escaped unharmed.
A Dutch trade mission to Saudi Arabia in December will definitely not happen. Minister Sigrid Kaag of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation will not go to the country because of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Thursday, NU.nl reports.