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Jul 18 '18 10:10

A 500-pounder bomb dating from the Second World War was found in the Overbos, between Nijkerkstraat and the A28, in Hoevelaken on Tuesday, the police said on Twitter.

The area where the bomb was found has been closed off to the public. The bomb itself was covered with sand and plates, a spokesperson for the police said to NU.nl. A private security company is keeping an eye on the area, and keeping passersby away from the bomb.

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Jun 14 '18 14:30

During excavations in the city of Groningen, a bomb was found that the municipal archeologists believe was fired at the city in 1672. The cast iron mortar grenade weighs over 40 kilograms and was found more than 2 meters deep in the ground, according to broadcaster NOS.

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Jun 7 '18 11:30

On Wednesday the police raided a home on Heistraat in Eindhoven after receiving a report that the resident was trying to sell explosives on Marktplaats. In the home officers found grenades, an aircraft bomb and a rocket. The resident was arrested, Omroep Brabant reports.

The police responded to the home with a Defense explosive ordnance disposal team. 

In total 40 pieces of ammunition were found in the home. Six grenades were potentially dangerous, and were detonated as a precaution. The rest were empty explosives or training material. 

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May 11 '18 07:57

Shipping and flight traffic is halted in the south of Limburg on Friday, because Defense's explosives ordnance disposal service will be detonating an aircraft bomb dating from World War II in Meerssen, ANP reports.

The bomb weighs 500 pounds and was found during excavation work along the Juliana Canal in mid-May. The shipping traffic in the Juliana Canal between Maastricht and Born will be halted on Friday. No planes may fly across this part of south Limburg on Friday. 

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Jul 19 '17 11:40

From Wednesday divers will be searching the Hollandse IJssel near Oudewater for World War II bombs. The river needs maintenance between Gouda and Nieuwegein, and the water board wants to make sure that everything is safe before the work can begin, NOS reports.

Historical research shows that the river contains many WWII bombs that never exploded. As long as they are left alone, they are not dangerous. But part of the work that needs to be done to the river is dredging to keep it deep enough for barges. Therefore the bombs will have to be removed first.

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Apr 12 '17 09:07

About a dozen homes on Bogardeind in Geldorp were evacuated on Tuesday evening after a bomb was found in a recently bought van. It eventually turned out to be a fake bomb used in Defense training, ANP reports.

A Geldorp man bought the Peugeot Partner from a car dealer in Oosterhout and drove it home. There he discovered some loose wires and what looked like a stick of dynamite in the back of the vehicle, AD reports. He immediately called the police.

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Feb 1 '17 16:25

What the police describe as a "lightweight bomb" from World War II was found in a thrift store in Assen on Wednesday. An Explosive Ordnance Disposal team will take the bomb away and make sure its safe on Wedneday afternoon, Andries Jan Mulder, director of thrift store De Wissel, told NU.nl

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Apr 13 '16 16:23

A 25-year-old homeless man was claiming to be a terrorist caused the evacuation of Schiphol Airport on Tuesday night, the Marechaussee announced on Wednesday. The man made the statement to an officer for the military branch, which is tasked with policing airports in the Netherlands.

Aug 6 '15 15:24

A suspicious package found in front of a Jumbo supermarket on July 1 was found to contain explosive material that could be used in creating a bomb. The item was dropped off by an unknown person at the shop in Zwolle, Overijssel, police revealed Wednesday evening.

Jun 5 '15 10:44

An explosive was placed at a Jumbo supermarket on Overwinngingsplein in Groningen on Sunday night. The explosive went off, damaging a window.

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May 11 '15 11:58

The discovery of an explosive in a flat on Paramaribostraat in Groningen led to 16 homes being evacuated on Sunday night.

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Feb 24 '15 18:16

Two bombs dating back to World War II were found along the A4 motorway near Schiphol Airport, newswire ANP reports. The thousand-pound American bomb and the five-hundred pound British bomb were found a few weeks ago while A9 rerouting work was ongoing, a spokeswoman for Rijkswaterstraat announced.

Jan 28 '15 20:24

In an incident both police and the rail service are calling a “misunderstanding,” police have called off their investigation into a “suspicious package” found on a Leiden Centraal train platform. The package turned out to be a small camera installed by an advertising agency that does regular business with the national train firm NS.

Jan 28 '15 13:55

A suspicious package found taped to a support beam at Leiden Centraal was determined to be a false alarm early Wednesday afternoon. The investigation is still ongoing, as police try to track down the man who hung the mysterious black garbage bag.

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Jan 22 '15 14:31

The court in Rotterdam decided that the terrorist suspect Mohammed B. (27) will remain in custody for the time being. According to the court, there is enough evidence to keep him in custody. B. appeared in court for the first time today.

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Oct 21 '14 08:30

A KLM plane had to make a precautionary landing in the Egyptian capital Cairo on Monday afternoon due to the presence of a suspicious package.

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Sep 18 '14 11:39

All traffic in above and near Deventer, including train, air and shipping traffic, will be halted next week Saturday after the discovery of two WWII bombs, which the Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit of Defense will have to safely remove, RTV Oost reports.

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Aug 1 '14 10:43

In Amsterdam, the Gaza conflict is spilling over into Dutch territory. In a case that has received politicians' attention, police are investigating the assault of a Jewish woman, Seraphina Verhofstadt-Makker, from the Dapperbuurt area in the city. She says that she was assaulted by men because she hung her Israel flag from her balcony, Het Parool reports.

Jun 25 '14 16:29

Police in Amsterdam have evacuated Dam Square and the Amsterdam branch of Dutch department store De Bijenkorf after a bomb threat was received, police said. No details of the threat have been publicly revealed.

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May 9 '14 13:37

Homes and businesses along the Amphoraweg in Leiden were evacuated Friday morning after an airplane bomb was discovered.

Apr 18 '14 13:45

A suspicious A suspicious briefcase was discovered on Friday morning in front of the Albert Heijn on the Van Schevichavenstraat in Nijmegen.

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Mar 24 '14 16:33

The suspicious package discovered by police that forced an Amsterdam neighborhood into lockdown turned out to be boxes of Egyptian tobacco and a laptop computer, the bomb disposal unit told broadcaster AT5. The tobacco packages were adorned with Arabic text, police said.

Mar 24 '14 05:22

A suspicious object discovered in a car on Lijnbaansgracht in Amsterdam led police to evacuate part of the surrounding area early Monday morning. The alarm was called in just before 3:30 a.m. after "a suspicious situation arose which involved a car" in traffic, a police spokesman told broadcaster RTV Noord Holland.

Nov 2 '13 04:01

The A4 freeway by Leiden will be temporarily closed Saturday morning because a bomb will be dismantled, reported the City of Leiden, where the bomb was found Thursday.

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