Two people were held hostage in a standoff that ended in a man dressed only in his underpants being arrested in Arnhem on Wednesday afternoon, the Arnhem mayor, police and Public Prosecutor said in a press conference. The man was in possession of a fake firearm, a fake bomb vest and several knives, NOS reports.
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.
An explosive found in Amsterdam's In The City Cafe on Kleine Gartmanplantsoen on Wednesday was a hand grenade, the police confirmed, according to NOS.
The cafe and surrounding area were evacuated following the discovery of the explosive and closed down for several hours while an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team disarmed it.
Cafe In The City in Amsterdam was closed down indefinitely by order of Mayor Eberhard van der Laan on Wednesday evening following the discovery of a small explosive, believed to be a hand grenade, earlier in the day, Het Parool reports.
The police found an explosive in a home on Robert Scottstraat in Den Bosch on Sunday night. An Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team was called in and advised that the surrounding homes be evacuated. The residents of four homes spent about an hour and a half taking shelter in a police van before being allowed to return to their homes, NOS reports.
On Wednesday night the police closed down Veenderweg in Ede and evacuated six homes after possible explosives were found in one of the houses on the street. The Explosive Ordnance Team investigated and concluded that there were no explosives in the house.
"We had reason to thik that they were explosives, but that turned out not to be so", a police spokesperson confirmed to ANP.
The police arrested three people in the Zeeland town of Axel as part of an ongoing investigation into the trafficking of illegal fireworks, the police said in a statement on Sunday. Hundreds of kilos of illegal fireworks were confiscated.
Residents of Amsterdam's Rivierenbuurt are shocked and saddened by events on Eendrachtstraat on Friday that left three members of the same family dead. A 32-year-old man jumped out of a window with his 11-month-old baby in his arms. Both were killed. The baby's grandmother was later found dead in the apartment.
A man and a baby were killed after a fall from a window of a property on Eendrachtstraat in Amsterdam on Friday. Everything surrounding this incident is still very unclear, but the police believe that the man jumped out of his own volition with the baby in his arms
Children playing outside an abandoned house in Arnhem made the surprising discovery of an unexploded 25-pound shell left over from World War II. The British projectile weapon was found in the garden of the house on Sunday afternoon.
The police arrested a 67 year old man from Finsterwolde on Thursday on suspicion that he made bomb threats to two sex clubs in Waterhuizen and Kropswolde.
Police in Amsterdam closed the Rijksmuseum on Sunday morning after an unusual object was found near the entrance. The national museum was evacuated by 10:30 a.m., and reopened about thirty minutes later, police said.
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.
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.
In Maastricht, part of the shopping center Mosae Forum was evacuated Wednesday morning due to a suspicious package. Authorities believe that it is a home made smoke bomb. Several shops and the municipal offices in the building have been cleared, the NOS reports.
After discovering ads for weapons and ammunition online, police in Dussen, Noord-Brabant, found that a 51-year-old father and his 20-year-old son were sitting on an entire arsenal of weapons dating back to the Second World War, hidden in their home. They have been arrested.
A hand grenade from the Second World War was discovered in a dredging ship of the Damen company based in Schiedam yesterday morning. The grenade was pulled out of a harbor during a dredging job.
Thieves attempted to rob an ATM from ING on the Grietsestraat in Zevenaar with explosives Friday morning. As this failed, the culprits rammed the building with a car, leaving the bank with a lot of damage, Omroep Gelderland reports.
Homes and businesses along the Amphoraweg in Leiden were evacuated Friday morning after an airplane bomb was discovered.
An explosive device has damaged several homes and one car on the Ruitersweg in Susteren, Limburg on Tuesday night. Mayor Jos Hessels announced this Wednesday.
A field in Winssen was found to be full of grenades from the Second World War.
A suspicious A suspicious briefcase was discovered on Friday morning in front of the Albert Heijn on the Van Schevichavenstraat in Nijmegen.
The suspicious object found on the Lijnbaansgracht in Amsterdam on Monday morning that caused the EOD to evacuate several homes, seems not to be a bomb.