police shooting

Oct 16 '18 13:30

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.

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Oct 11 '18 13:00

The police shot a man in the leg in a home on De Haar in Emmen on Wednesday afternoon. According to the police, the suspect was injured, but conscious. He was arrested and taken to a hospital in Groningen under police escort, Dagblad van het Noorden reports.

The police arrived at the apartment with two cars around 3:00 p.m. An hour later local residents heard two shots fired. The police could not tell the newspaper anything about the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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Oct 10 '18 07:37

A man who died after being f on Monday morning, was identified as an 18-year-old vocational pupil from Zoetermeer. His father is a police officer. It is believed that the boy was hit by bullets fired by one of his father's colleagues in Delft on Monday morning, AD reports.

Oct 9 '18 08:00

A man who was taken to hospital in Zoetermeer with a gunshot wound on Monday morning, succumbed to his injuries, the Public Prosecutor confirmed. The police are investigating whether this man is a suspect the police shot at in Delft on Monday morning, a spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor said to NU.nl.

gele-politiejas
Oct 8 '18 14:00

The police shot a man who was walking on an Emmeloord street carrying knives in the leg on Monday morning. He was arrested and taken to hospital for treatment, the police said in a statement.

The incident happened on Veluwelaan. "At around 7:30 a.m. multiple reports came in from local residents that saw the man walking on the street with knives", the police said. During the arrest, a responding officer first fired a warning shot, according to the police. "After that the suspect was shot in the leg, after which officers could overpower him."

A motorcycle police officer shot a suspect on De Wittenkade in Amsterdam, 2 Oct 2018
Oct 3 '18 08:26

A suspect  in Amsterdam on Tuesday, is Heineken kidnapper 66-year-old Frans Meijer. The second suspect arrested is his son, the Telegraaf reports based on sources.

A motorcycle police officer shot a suspect on De Wittenkade in Amsterdam, 2 Oct 2018
Oct 2 '18 13:20

A motorcycle police officer shot a suspect on De Wittenkade in Amsterdam on Tuesday. This happened after a "suspicious situation", the Amsterdam police said on Twitter. A second suspect was arrested.

The motorcycle cop responded to a report of a suspicious situation, the police said in a statement. He noticed two men walking on Van Beuningenstraat. When he addressed them, they ran towards De Wittenkade, the police said.

Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg
Sep 4 '18 10:26

Police officers were keeping an eye on Jawed S., the 19-year-old Afghan suspected of , shortly before the attack on Friday. So-called 'spotters' - special police officers at the station - noticed that he was acting strangely, Amsterdam police chief Pieter Jaap Aalbersberg said on television program Pauw on Monday.

Ambulance police Amsterdam
Aug 31 '18 22:00

Police are investigating the possibility that terrorism was the motive behind afternoon at the Amsterdam Centraal train station. Police revealed the potential motive in a joint statement with the public prosecutor's office and Amsterdam city hall.

Ambulance racing down the Damrak after leaving the scene of a stabbing and police shooting at Amsterdam CS, 31 Aug 2018
Aug 31 '18 12:56

The police fired shots at a stabbing incident at Amsterdam Central Station on Friday afternoon. A total of three people, two victims and the perpetrator, were taken to hospital with unknown injuries.

The incident happened in the west tunnel of the station. Witnesses told AT5 that two persons got into a fight on a platform in the station. The fight escalated and a knife was drawn. The police had to shoot to stop the suspect. The suspect was arrested and also taken to hospital.

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Aug 28 '18 07:50

The police shot a man on Verdilaan in Naaldwijk on Monday evening. The man was waving a knife and shouting at bystanders at a supermarket, a police spokesperson said to AD. The man was taken to hospital in unknown condition.

The incident happened at an Albert Heijn supermarket. The man would not listen to police instructions. To get him under control, the police had to shoot at him multiple times, the spokesperson said to the newspaper. A police dog was also used. 

A trauma helicopter was deployed to help the injured man. He was rushed to hospital. 

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Jul 19 '18 12:20

The police are looking for a man who tried to crash his car into several police officers in Wijk bij Duurstede on Thursday morning. The police fired a shot at the fleeing motorist, the Utrecht police said on Twitter.

The incident happened near Zandweg. The officers were not injured, but a police car sustained some damage.

The police are looking for a black Mercedes AMG with a license plate number starting with RS-206. Witnesses who see this car are warned not to approach the car or its occupants themselves, but call the police. 

Police at an apartment building on Van den Tempelstraat in Schiedam where cops shot an ax waving man, 30 May 2018
Jun 6 '18 16:10

The father of the 26-year-old Syrian man who was shot by the police after waving an ax on his Schiedam balcony last week Wednesday and passed away on Monday, asked "time and again" that his son be admitted to a psychiatric hospital, the family's lawyer Karen Kort said to NU.nl. The father contacted "multiple agencies" to find help for his son, the lawyer said.

Police at an apartment building on Van den Tempelstraat in Schiedam where cops shot an ax waving man, 30 May 2018
Jun 5 '18 07:27

A 26-year-old man from Syria who was shot by the police in Schiedam on Wednesday after he passed away on Monday, the Public Prosecutor said. 

Police at an apartment building on Van den Tempelstraat in Schiedam where cops shot an ax waving man, 30 May 2018
May 31 '18 15:20

A man who caused unrest in Schiedam by , likely suffered from psychosis, Schiedam mayor Cor Lamers said to Radio Rijnmond. The 26-year-old Syrian man was arrested after he killed a police dog, and a member of the SWAT team shot him in the leg. 

Police at an apartment building on Van den Tempelstraat in Schiedam where cops shot an ax waving man, 30 May 2018
May 31 '18 07:34

The police shot a 26-year-old man in the leg in Schiedam on Wednesday. He was standing on an apartment balcony, waving an ax. According to witnesses, he also shouted 'Allahu akbar", ANP reports.

May 30 '18 08:23

The police shot a man with a knife in the leg on Helsinkistraat in Groningen during the early hours of Wednesday morning. According to the police, the man could not be reasoned with, NOS reports.

Responding officers first fired a warning shot. When the man still did not follow police instructions, he was shot in the leg. The man was arrested and taken to hospital for treatment.

The police are still investigating exactly who the man is and why he was wandering the streets with a knife. 

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May 21 '18 12:00

The police fired shots while raiding a squatted building in the Oude Noorden district of Rotterdam during the early hours of Monday morning. One man was shot in the leg by the police and arrested, NOS reports.

Police officers raided the squatted building on Bergweg based on a report of firearm use in or around the building.

At the scene officers saw a man leaving the building and ordered him to stop. But when the man saw the cops, he ran off. Warning shots did not make him stop, and the police eventually shot him in the leg. He was arrested.

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May 9 '18 08:26

Police officers fired shots at a motorist after chasing him through Groningen city center during the early hours of Wednesday morning. The suspect was arrested and no one was injured.

The police reported the incident on Twitter around 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday. The police received a report of someone driving dangerously in the center of Groningen. They spotted the motorist, who sped away when he noticed the cops. The officers gave chase.

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May 7 '18 07:53

A 31-year-old man from The Hague stabbed and seriously hurt three people near train station Hollands Spoor in the city on Saturday afternoon. The police shot the suspect in the leg before being able to arrest him. All three victims and the suspect were still in hospital on Sunday afternoon, the police said.

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Apr 20 '18 14:30

A Dutch man was shot and killed by the police after a chase in the city of Luxemburg last week Wednesday. The man was identified as a 51-year-old Dutch man who lived in Germany, AD reports.

The police tried to pull the man over for a routine traffic check, but he sped away in his black Mercedes. The police gave chase and quickly managed to bring the man's car to a stop. When a police officer got out of his vehicle, the man drove his car towards the cop. The officer fired three shots.

gele-politiejas
Apr 13 '18 12:50

Jesse D. wanted to commit 'suicide by cop' when he walked around with a toy gun in the center of Doetinchem in August last year, was revealed in the court in Zutphen on Friday. The 22-year-old man was shot three times by the police, but survived the incident, De Gelderlander reports.

The Prosecutor demanded 258 days in prison and institutionalized psychiatric treatment with conditions against the man on Friday. 

2008 BMW M3 E92 in Dutch police livery
Apr 12 '18 07:34

After a long chase through the forest in the border area near Goirle, the police shot a suspect. The chase crossed the border between Belgium and the Netherlands twice. The suspect was arrested and is in hospital to be treated, NOS reports.

Around 1:00 a.m. on Thursday the police noticed a suspicious van in a business park in Tilburg. When officers wanted to arrest the two people in the van, they sped away towards the border in Goirle. The police gave chase. During the chase, the suspects crossed the border into Belgium and then back into the Netherlands.

gele-politiejas
Mar 19 '18 16:30

Three police officers involved in shooting an aggressive man to death in Purmerend in September last year, will not be prosecuted. The Public Prosecutor concluded that they were allowed to use their firearms because the suspect posed an acute threat, NOS reports.

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