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Apr 22 '19 16:50

Reports of a possible explosive in a parking lot in a residential area in Maarssen sent emergency services responding to the Utrecht town en masse on Monday morning. But it turned out to be a false alarm, NU.nl reports.

The Ministry of Defense's explosives disposal experts later determined that the object was in fact a weed grinder shaped like a hand grenade. 

After the discovery, the police closed down a large part of the Kamelenspoor neighborhood. The street was released again after the explosives experts determined that the "explosive" was harmless.

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Feb 15 '19 07:30

A police SWAT team raided a hotel in the Friesland village of Delfstrahuizen on Thursday night after a report about a violent incident. The police initially reported a possible hostage situation, but this later turned out not to be the case, NU.nl reports.

The police responded to the scene in large numbers and closed down the area around the hotel. They searched the hotel and found one person sleeping inside. He had nothing to do with the report.

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Jan 11 '19 08:40

An international train from Brussels to Amsterdam was evacuated at Breda station at around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday. A passenger overheard a conversation in French in which the word "explosive" was mentioned and called the police. After around 90 minutes of investigation, the police concluded that it was a false alarm, AD reports.

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Nov 1 '18 11:20

The police searched part of the Delft University of Applied Sciences on Wednesday after a report of a man with a firearm. No firearm was found and no one was arrested, NU.nl reports.

Police officers in bulletproof vests responded to TU Delft in large numbers. 

The building searched belonged ot the faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering. 

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Oct 1 '18 09:53

Rotterdam Central Station was evacuated for a short time on Monday morning after an automatic fire alarm was triggered. Hundreds of people were sent outside while the fire department investigated, NOS reports.

The fire brigade found no problems in the station. The fire department believes the alarm was triggered by repair work being done at the station, according to the broadcaster. The station was opened to the public a short time later.

According to NS, the false alarm had no consequences for train traffic. 

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Aug 20 '18 07:34

Tilburg station was evacuated on Sunday evening due to a bomb threat. Four men were arrested. They were sitting in a train on one of the station's platforms, the police said on Twitter. No explosive was found.

Members of a SWAT team assisted in the arrest of the four suspects. Explosive experts were deployed to the station to search for a bomb. They investigated a suitcase, but no explosive was found, according to ANP.

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Jun 26 '18 08:40

The police evacuated multiple cinemas of the Euroscoop in Tilburg on Monday evening after a witness reported seeing a suspicious package at a car parked in the adjacent parking garage. The bomb threat later turned out to be a false alarm, Omroep Brabant reports.

The cinema was evacuated at around 11:45 p.m. The suspicious package was found behind a parked car, and the police's explosive experts were sent in to investigate. During the investigation, movie watchers were kept away from the parking garage. 

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Apr 17 '18 13:03

All locations of school community Lek en Linge in Culemborg were evacuated on Tuesday morning due to a bomb threat. Because it was initially unclear which location was threatened, the police ordered all locations evacuated. No bomb was found, AD reports.

The bomb threat turned out to be aimed at VMBO location on Ina Boudier-Bakkerstraat in Culemborg. The bomb would go off at 11:00 a.m., according to a threat. The police carefully searched the school. Nothing was found and pupils were allowed to return to their classes.

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Feb 6 '18 15:30

While investigating a report of a hostage situation at equestrian company Platinum Stable in Riel on Monday night, the police stumbled across a fully equipped cannabis farm further up the street. The hostage report turned out to be a false alarm, but two people were arrested at the cannabis farm, Brabants Dagblad reports.

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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.

Dec 27 '16 13:10

The central hall of Amsterdam Central Station was evacuated and closed down to the public for a short time on Monday night due to abandoned luggage. The police investigated and found nothing suspicious in the luggage, the Amsterdam police said on Twitter.

The east- and west- sides of the station were still accessible during the investigation.. Train traffic was also not disrupted, a spokesperson for NS said to the Telegraaf.

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Nov 21 '16 11:34

Train traffic between Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam was halted for some time on Monday due to fire alarms. The alarms turned out to be false and train traffic is now slowly resuming, though travelers still have to take delays into account, according to NS.

"There were two reports of smoke In the tunnel and on platform three", a spokesperson for the safety office said to NU.nl. "Our hypothesis is that the smoke came from a braking train."

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Nov 10 '16 12:20

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.

Nov 3 '16 07:56

A 70-year-old British man was arrested at Schiphol on Wednesday afternoon for repeatedly claiming he had a bomb, the Koninklijke Marechaussee, a policing force that works as part of the Dutch military and is repsonsible for airport security, said on Facebook.

The man was arrested in the departure hall of the airport after saying several times that he had a bomb with him while standing in line at the security check. 

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Apr 13 '16 08:07

A train from Schiphol was stopped at Leiden Central Station on Tuesday night due to reports of a suspicious situation. It turned out to be a false alarm, but one person was arrested for questioning

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Apr 13 '16 07:42

A man was arrested on Schiphol airport's bus platform on Tuesday night in the midst of a suspicious situation. The platform was closed for several hours as the Marechaussee, the military policing force responsible for security at the airport, investigated.

Mar 24 '16 07:41

The central station in Maastricht was evacuated and closed down for several hours on Wednesday night due to a suspicious suitcase. It later turned out to be a false alarm.

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Mar 22 '16 13:44

The fifth floor of the NOS building in Hilversum was evacuated for a short time after the discovery of an envelope containing an unknown white powdery substance, the broadcaster announced.

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Aug 28 '15 12:08

The Royal Dutch Rescue Society, the KNRM, launched a more than two hour long rescue mission on Thursday night searching for two missing kite surfers, who eventually turned out to not be missing after all.

Jul 14 '15 10:03

Part of the Buitenhof in The Hague had to be closed off for a short time on Tuesday morning after the discovery of a suspicious package.

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Apr 7 '15 08:56

There were no trains traveling between Schiphol and Amsterdam Zuid, Hoofdorp and Lelylaan for a short time this morning because of a fire alarm in the Schiphol tunnel.

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Jan 23 '15 09:03

The police raided a home on Michiel de Ruyterweg in Vught last night. They received a report of a possible hostage situation in the home. This later turned out to be a false alarm, the police said last night.

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Nov 21 '14 10:22

On Thursday the police rushed to the Biezenkamp shopping center in Leusden in the hopes of stopping an armed robbery, only to discover a yoga class in progress.

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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