Explosive Ordnance Disposal

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Oct 9 '18 07:29

The Den Bosch police arrested a man suspected of having explosives with him on Monday evening. The man was arrested in a car parked on Vogelstraat, near a police station, a fire brigade barracks and a mosque. Explosive experts searched his car, but no explosives were found, the Oost-Brabant police said on Twitter.

The police arrested the man after a tip. The person who tipped off the police said the man told him that he was in possession of an explosive. 

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Sep 27 '18 07:34

Train traffic from Schiphol to Amersfoort was halted for a short time on Wednesday after an explosive was found near the tracks in Laren. Defense's explosives disposal team cleared it away, Het Parool reports.

The explosive experts believe it is an old explosive, likely dating from World War II. According to the police, there is no danger for local residents or the environment. 

The explosive was found near Doctor Albert Schweitzerweg by people working on the railway.

Train traffic restarted around 2:30 p.m., about an hour after it was halted. 

Port of Amsterdam boats responding to an area on the IJ where a WWII sea mine was found, 1 Feb 2018
Apr 4 '18 10:30

On Wednesday morning the Ministry of Defense's Explosive Ordnance Disposal team removed a sea mine from the IJ in Amsterdam. The World War II mine, which weighs around 600 kilograms, was It will be detonated in Markermeer on Wednesday afternoon, NU.nl reports.

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Mar 5 '18 13:00

A family found multiple explosives while playing hide-and-seek in Park Sonsbeek in Arnhem on Sunday, the Gelderlander reports.

Three PIAT bombs, one mortar bomb and one hand grenade were found near Ronde Weide. The family called the police, who called in the Ministry of Defense's Explosive Ordnance Disposal team. The explosive experts removed the bombs and disposed of them elsewhere.

According to the EOD, park visitors were in no danger. 

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Feb 15 '18 07:43

An explosive was found on Beatrixstraat in NIeuwegein on Thursday morning. The street was evacuated and closed off to the public while explosive experts investigate.

The police responded to the street around 6:30 a.m., police spokesperson Martin de Wit said to RTV Utrecht. 

There is a school in the area. It is not yet clear whether students will be able to get to the school this morning.

Police and explosive experts at a sisha lounge on Jan Evertsenstraat where a hand grenade was found tied to the door of a sisha lounge, 1 Feb 2019
Feb 1 '18 14:25

An explosive was found at a sisha lounge on Jan Evertsenstraat in Amsterdam on Thursday afternoon. A photo from the scene shows a hand grenade tied to the shisha lounge's door with a cable tie.

The police closed down the area and halted public transport around Jan Evertsenstraat, the police said on Twitter. Explosive experts are on the way to disarm the grenade. 

Tram 13's route was diverted via Hoofdweg - Bos en Lommerplein - Admiraal der Ruiterweg, Het Parool reports. Travelers should take 15 minutes extra travel time into account. 

Police and Explosive Ordnance Disposal investigate an explosive found on Korte Leidse Dwarsstraat in Amsterdam, 19 Jan 2018
Jan 19 '18 08:30

The Explosive Ordinance Disposal team responded to Korte Leidsedwarsstraat in Amsterdam city center on Friday morning after a report of an explosive lying on the street, the police said on Twitter.

Authorities said the item was determined to be an actual explosive, and not a dummy device or a toy. It was disabled and made harmless in a joint effort between the police and the bomb squad from the Ministry of Defense.

The item was found around 4:00 a.m., according to RTL Nieuws. Police later said it was found just before 5 a.m.

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Dec 7 '17 08:09

The police discovered over 100 kilograms of fireworks, including an improvised firework bomb in a home on Klarendalseweg in Arnhem on Wednesday evening. Restaurant Sugar Hill, located below the home, was evacuated while an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team removed the bomb. A 26-year-old man from Arnhem was arrested, the police said on Twitter.

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Dec 6 '17 12:20

A home on Van Lennepstraat in the Rotterdam district of Spangen was the target of an attack early on Wednesday morning. Around 25 shots were fired at the home with an automatic firearm, and a hand grenade was found in front of the house, AD reports.

No one was injured in the incident, the police said in a statement. Local residents were woken by the gun fire around 3:15 a.m.

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Nov 2 '17 16:10

De Drie Winkeliers pawn shop in Appingedam had to be evacuated on Wednesday afternoon after a box containing an anti-tank mine of Polish make was found in the store, NOS reports.

A shop assistant spotted the old looking box and opened it to see what was inside. He called the police when he realized it was a mine. The police sent an officer specialized in weapons. The officer concluded that the explosive may be dangerous and the store was evacuated.

Police station on Muntweg in Nijmegen evacuated after someone delivered a hand grenade, 17 Oct 2017
Oct 17 '17 15:20

A police station on Muntweg in Nijmegen was evacuated after someone dropped off a hand grenade at the station on Tuesday afternoon. The area around the police station was closed down to the public, and explosive experts are on the way to remove the grenade, the police said on Twitter.

Operational services are continuing as usual, but appointments with citizens were canceled. "We hope this will take as short as possible", the Nijmegen police tweeted.

Who delivered the grenade, or where he or she came by it, was not revealed. 

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Oct 17 '17 07:34

Ten homes in Bakkeveen, Friesland were evacuated early on Tuesday morning after an ATM bombing, the police said on Twitter. The bombing happened just after 3:00 a.m. at a supermarket on Deurswaldmer Wei.

Local residents were woken by a loud bang and called the police. Witnesses saw a dark colored car speeding away in the direction of Haulerwijk. 

Emergency services at the scene of a failed ATM bombing on Oosterwoldseweg in Haulerwijk, 16 Oct 2017
Oct 16 '17 09:09

A dozen homes in the Friesland town of Haulerwijk were evacuated early on Monday morning. A dangerous explosive was left in an ATM on Oosterwoldseweg after a failed attempt to blow the machine open to steal the cash inside, the Friesland police said on Twitter.

An EOD robot deployed to examine explosives left on Einsteinstraat in Kudelstaart after a failed ATM bombing, 12 Oct 2017
Oct 12 '17 08:19

The police evacuated eight homes in the Noord-Holland town of Kudelstaart early on Thursday morning after a failed ATM bombing left explosives on the street.

Unidentified perpetrators tried to blow open an ATM on Einsteinstraat around 5:00 a.m. on Thursday morning. According to Het Parool, a large amount of damage was done before the perpetrators fled in a car. Whether they managed to steal anything, is unclear.

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Oct 3 '17 08:01

Unknown perpetrators tried to commit an ATM bombing in Dongen on Tuesday morning, but the explosives they used did not go off. The police closed down the area around the ATM and explosive experts are investigating the explosives, Omroep Brabant reports.

The perpetrators tried to blow open a Rabobank ATM on Hoge Ham in Dongen. They fled when the explosives did not go off. The police are looking for them, also deploying a helicopter. 

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Aug 25 '17 09:00

Club ABE on Amstelstraat in Amsterdam was closed down indefinitely by Mayor Eberhard van der Laan after the in the doorway of the club resulted in the street being closed down for several hours on Thursday morning, the municipality announced on Thursday evening. 

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Aug 24 '17 16:00

The police safely removed a on Amstelstraat in Amsterdam on Thursday morning. The grenade was made harmless and removed by an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team, RTL Nieuws reports.

The hand grenade was found by cleaning staff, who noticed it in the doorway of ABE nightclub while cleaining the street around 9:30 a.m. 

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Aug 24 '17 09:59

The Amsterdam police closed down part of Amstelstraat, near the Rembrandtplein, on Thursday morning after an item believed to be an explosive was found. An Explosive Ordnance Disposal team is investigating, NU.nl reports.

According to local broadcaster AT5, the explosive may be a hand grenade. It was found near the ABE nightclub. 

At this stage the police believe it unnecessary to evacuate the area. How long the street will be closed is not yet clear.

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Aug 24 '17 07:46

A concert by American band Allah-Las in the Maassilo in Rotterdam on Wednesday night, was canceled after the Spanish police tipped the Dutch authorities off about a potential terrorist threat. A few hundred meters from the Maassilo, the Rotterdam police pulled over a van with Spanish license plates and found gas bottles inside. The driver was arrested, RTL Nieuws reports.

Ambulance and fire department stands by as the police's EOD team safely disposes of explosives found in an apartment on Edward Jennerstraat in Haarlem, 12 Jul 2017
Jul 13 '17 08:26

An apartment building on Edward Jennerstraat in Haarlem was evacuated and the surrounding streets closed for several hours on Wednesday after the police found explosives in one of the flats in the building, the police said in a statement.

IJburglaan closed as Amsterdam police clear away explosives set to be used in an ATM bombing, 5 Jul 2017
Jul 5 '17 07:58

A SWAT team of the Amsterdam police fired shots while arresting five people involved in an attempted ATM bombing on IJburglaan on Wednesday morning. No one was injured, the police said. IJburglaan is largely closed to traffic. 

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal squad is at the scene to clear away explosives set to be used in the ATM bombing. It is not clear how long this will take. 

Large stash of WWII munitions discovered in a shed on Paukeslag in Etten-Leur after it caught fire, 29 May 2017
May 30 '17 14:45

Etten-Leur residents were shaken by sudden explosions on Monday night when a shed containing a large collection of WWII munitions caught fire. The fire caused a number of the WWII items to blow up. The fire was extinguished and an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team is investigating, according to NU.nl.

Man arrested for taking the Klarendal district center in Arnhem hostage, 3 May 2017
May 4 '17 07:52

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.

Police close down several streets of the Klarendal neighborhood in Arnhem over reports of an armed man, 3 May 2017
May 3 '17 13:28

The COOP supermarket on Hommelseweg in Arnhem and various homes in the Klarendal neighborhood were evacuated on Wednesday afternoon due to reports about an armed man in the district center on Rappardstraat. Hommelseweg and a number of side streets are closed to everyone except the emergency services, AD and the Gelderlander report.

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