Two sex businesses in the northern province of Groningen were evacuated on Wednesday afternoon after bomb threats were made against the two locations. The first site, an erotic massage parlor, was evacuated by 2:55 p.m., and a swingers' club was cleared soon after.
The motive behind the attack outside an event showcasing cartoons of the prophet Muhammad in Garland, Texas on Sunday, remains a mystery. The American Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement on Monday that law enforcement authorities are investigating the circumstances around the attack.
One of the suspects that was killed in the shooting in Garland, Texas on Sunday has been identified as Elton Simpson from Arizona, who has previously been a suspect in an investigation into terrorism.
Two men gave a policeman last Tuesday a plastic bag with a grenade in the middle of the street. The shocked policeman immediately put the bag safely away and informed the bomb squad.
The two men reported to the police that they have found the grenade in the surrounding of Beek, Limburg. It is most possible a grenade from WWII, which didn’t go off. They wanted to hand over the explosive to the police and therefore gave the plastic bag with grenade to the policeman.
On Friday morning, the bomb squad (EOD) in Venlo responded to a report that an explosive was attached to the leg of a 22-year-old man. For hours, the areas near the scene at Casinoweg in Venlo were closed off. Fortunately, the device was not an explosive.
At 1:00 am on Friday, the police received a report that a man, who was supposedly kidnapped, was brought back to his home by the perpetrators with a bomb attached to his leg.
A grenade was found at the beach of Zandvoort (Noord Holland) on Monday afternoon.
When the rescue brigade noticed that there was something going on at the beach, they called for the bomb squad (EOD). On Monday evening the grenade was made to explode at another location.
The type of the grenade is still unclear. It was a relatively small grenade with a length of approximately 50 cm and a diameter of 13 cm. The police think that the grenade was washed ashore.