hand grenade

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Oct 10 '18 12:00

An object that looks very much like a hand grenade was found tied to the door of the Bruut bar on Voorstraat in Zwolle on Wednesday. The police closed down the area around the cafe and nearby homes were evacuated, NOS reports.

The "possible explosive" was found at around 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning, the Zwolle police said on Twitter. Explosive experts were deployed to the scene to investigate. The fire department and an ambulance are also in the area as a precaution. 

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
Oct 9 '18 11:40

Since the beginning of 2017 there's been 16 incidents involving a hand grenade at a Dutch business, and in ten of these incidents the hand grenade exploded, Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security said in response to parliamentary questions, RTL Nieuws reports.

D66 parliamentarian Maarten Groothuizen wanted to know how many times criminals used hand grenades to threaten or pressure business owners in the Netherlands. He also asked how often a municipality closed a business after such an incident.

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Aug 31 '18 10:40

Residents of apartment building Buekehnorst in Diemen were woken by an explosion in a first floor apartment around 3:30 a.m. on Friday. No one was injured. The explosive was a hand grenade, witnesses told AT5.

The explosion shattered the windows of the apartment in which the grenade exploded, as well as adjacent apartments. The police are investigating what happened.

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Aug 27 '18 08:54

A hand grenade exploded at sisha lounge Down Town on Leenderweg in Eindhoven during the early hours of Saturday morning. The sisha lounge was closed at the time and no one was hurt, though the building sustained some damage, Eindhovens Dagblad reports.

Eindhoven mayor John Jorritsma  will meet with the police and Public Prosecutor on Monday to discuss whether the sisha lounge should be closed after the explosion.

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Aug 17 '18 08:13

The police found a scooter which they believe was used as a getaway vehicle in an explosion at a restaurant on  Johan Huizingalaan in Amsterdam during the early hours of Wednesday morning. The scooter was stolen in April and stolen license plates were put on it, the Telegraaf reports.

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Jul 25 '18 12:50

An explosion happened on Nieuwenhuysenstraat in the Amsterdam district of Slotermeer early on Wednesday morning. The porch of a home and a car were damaged. Nobody was injured, AT5 reports.

The police responded to the scene at around 1:45 a.m. and closed down the area around the explosion. 

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Jul 3 '18 10:10

The police arrested a 40-year-old man from The Hague on the suspicion that he detonated hand grenades at two coffeeshops in Delft in May. The man had a hand grenade, weapons and ammunition in his car when he was arrested last month, the Public Prosecutor announced on Monday.

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Jun 29 '18 09:26

Shots were fired at a home in Diemen during the early hours of Friday morning. A hand grenade was also left at the home, a spokesperson for the police confirmed to ANP on Friday.

The incident happened around 3:15 a.m. As far as is known, no one was injured. The spokesperson could not say whether anyone was in the home at the time. 

The hand grenade was disarmed and removed.

A burning scooter was found in the vicinity. The police are investigating whether the two incidents are related.

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Jun 14 '18 10:30

The police arrested three suspects on Wednesday in connection with recent  attacks in Delft. The three are suspected of involvement in a shooting on Peperstraat, hand grenades exploding on Peperstraat and Breestraat, and a shooting on Beestenmarkt. Two homes in the region were also searched, AD reports.

The suspects are currently in restricted custody and the police can therefore not release any more details about the investigation and arrests, a spokesperson for the police said to the newspaper.

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May 24 '18 09:05

A hand grenade was found at nightclub Villa Thalia on Kruiskade in the center of Rotterdam on Wednesday. The explosive was lying at the entrance of the club, RTL Nieuws reports.

An employee spotted the object and called the police. The area around the club, including a nearby parking garage, was closed for some time for investigation.

Explosive experts were deployed to the scene. "The object was removed and taken to a safe place for further investigation", a spokesperson for the police said to NU.nl. He could not confirm whether the hand grenade was real. 

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Apr 18 '18 12:30

Items that look like hand grenades were found on Magrietstraat in Nieuwegein on Wednesday morning. The police evacuated the street as a precaution, NU.nl reports.

The possible explosives were found around 7:30 a.m. According to RTV Utrecht, one grenade was left in front of a home. An Explosive Ordnance Disposal team from Defense recovered and removed the items. The police can not yet say whether they are real grenades, only that they "have the appearance of grenades". 

gele-politiejas
Apr 6 '18 14:00

Numerous weapons as well as police uniforms stolen during a robbery on a delivery van in February, were found during raids in Utrecht last month, the police said in a statement on Friday. A total of five suspects were arrested.

On March 20th the police arrested three suspects in connection with the delivery van robbery on February 27th and raided three homes and two garages in Utrecht. Two other suspects were arrested after the raids. 

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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 16 '18 08:10

Mayor Frans Backhuijs of Nieuwegein ordered a family living on Beatrixstraat to leave their home for three months for the sake of the safety of the neighborhood. Last week shots were fired at the home, and on Thursday two hand grenades were found in front of it.

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Feb 7 '18 15:00

The police arrested a 17-year-old boy suspected of leaving a hand grenade at Amsterdam club In the City almost exactly a year ago. The boy was arrested in the Pijp area in the Dutch capital by a SWAT team around 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, the police announced on Wednesday.

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. 

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Dec 26 '17 10:56

A man was wounded in a shooting on Groepstraat in Rotterdam on Monday night, the police said on Twitter. This was the fifth shooting incident in Rotterdam over the past six days.

The shooting happened around 9:00 p.m. The victim was shot in the legs, according to the police. He was taken to hospital. Two suspects were arrested. The police are investigating their involvement in this incident.

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Dec 19 '17 13:40

Two Dutch-Turks are currently in custody in Greece on suspicion of involvement in a plan to kill Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. They form part of a group that planned an attack on the Turkish president using rockets and Molotov cocktails, the Telegraaf reports.

Anil S. (25) from Amsterdam and Burak A. (23) from Eindhoven were arrested during an anti-terrorism action in Greece on November 28th. According to the newspaper, S. is on the national terrorism list, and both Dutch-Turks are affiliated with left-wing extremist group DHKP-C.

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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.

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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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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Jul 10 '17 12:50

Parts of an explosive, believed to be a hand grenade, were found following an around 1:00 a.m. on Monday, the police said in a statement. The explosive was placed under a car parked on Reigersbergenstraat.

No one was injured in the blast, but various cars and homes on the street were damaged. The car under which the explosive was placed sustained severe damage.

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