The 19 year old Tarik Z., who held a security guard hostage and demanded airtime at NOS last night, has confessed. He said that he acted alone and not on behalf of a terrorist group or other organization.
According to psychologist and professor Hjalmar van Marle, health care professionals should be extra alert when it comes to disturbed people. He said this following the incident in the NOS building last night.
For the first time in history the 20:00 news was not broadcast last night due to a man forcing himself into the NOS studios demanding airtime. The man, who was carrying a (later identified as) fake pistol, entered the building shortly before 20:00. The police arrested him in a recording studio at about 20:10.
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.