An armed man tried to hold the production facility of television broadcaster NOS hostage in an unsuccessful attempt to get airtime. Police reportedly captured the man and took him into custody.
A large coordinated counter-terrorism drill will take place Thursday morning in Eindhoven. The drill simulates a hijacking of a passenger plane, and makes use of two F-16 fighter jets as an escort.
Sheldon V., an 18-year-old Amsterdam suspect of armed robberies and kidnapping does not have to go to jail, ruled the court. The suspect was shot during his apprehension and is wheelchair bound since. Instead he is assigned a probation officer from youth care.
Two men from West-African descent were arrested by Groningen police, Tuesday morning, for shooting a 35-year-old newspaper delivery man last month and holding 4 Vietnamese men against their will, late last year.
Sheldon V. (18) and Stefan T. (17) appeared before the Amsterdam court Monday for five armed robberies and one kidnapping in Amsterdam and Nieuw-Vennep between April 4 and May 29, last year.
The 44-year-old man who held his daughter hostage Thursday, only to end her life, and then take his own, acted very controlled and conscious, according to Roger van Schoote, a neighbor who witnessed the drama.
The two dead in the Reuver home in Limburg are the hostage-taker and his three-year-old daughter, confirmed the Beesel mayor, Petra Dassen, Thursday afternoon at the press conference.