After a mass shooting in a tram in Utrecht on March 18th, the police responded quickly and effectively and acted according to prepared plans and protocols, according to an evaluation by an internal committee on the handling of the shooting. While the committee largely praised the police's actions, it concluded that there is room for improvement - especially when it comes to information exchange during crisis communication.
A man convicted of child sex abuse escaped from the Pompekliniek psychiatric institution during a supervised bike ride on Thursday afternoon. A bulletin announcing his escape, combined with the work of a specialized police team, led to his capture on Friday, police confirmed.
The police fired multiple shots during a manhunt for three suspects of a burglary on Thorbeckestraat in Zaltbommel on Sunday. Two suspects were arrested, one of which was hit by police bullets in the leg, Omroep Gelderland reports.
One person was hurt in a shooting on Puccinistraat in Tilburg early on Tuesday morning. The perpetrators fled in a car and are still at large. A police helicopter was deployed to search for them, AD reports.
The shooting happened around 2:00 a.m. Bystanders saw two suspects drive away. According to the newspaper, the victim sustained two bullet wounds - one in the abdomen and one in the upper leg.
An ATM bombing in Germany early on Tuesday morning, ended in a car crash in the city of Utrecht. The perpetrators fled afoot and the police are still looking for them, AD reports.
The bombing happened in Wessel, a few dozen kilometers from the border at Arnhem. The German police gave chase and called in their Dutch colleagues when the Audi the perpetrators were driving crossed the border into the Netherlands.
After an hours-long manhunt in the forest in Linschoten, the police finally caught up with and arrested 41-year-old Teunis Z. on Tuesday night. He is suspected of stabbing his girlfriend Charlotte Vlooswijk-Zwezerijnen and their unborn child to death in their Lopik home on Monday night, AD reports.
A 34-year-old pregnant woman was stabbed to death at her home in the Utrecht town of Lopik on Monday night. It seems that the stabbing was the result of a domestic dispute, because the woman's 41-year-old boyfriend is a suspect. He fled their home shortly after the fatal stabbing and the police are still looking for him.
The police chased down and arrested a suspect of a shooting in Zaandam on Friday in the Coen tunnel in Amsterdam. Two other suspects managed to escape and are still on the run, NU.nl reports.
The shooting happened on Dodonaeusstraat in Zaandam. No one was injured.
The suspects fled after the shooting and the police launched a manhunt. Their getaway car was spotted and eventually forced off the road in the Coen tunnel in Amsterdam. Two suspects managed to escape on foot. The third was arrested.
The police are still searching for the remaining two suspects.
One person was killed in a shooting in a parking lot on Sylvain Poonsstraat in The Hague shortly before midnight on Monday. The police are searching for the perpetrators, who may have fled in a car. As far as is known, no arrests were made so far.
A witness told Den Haag FM that the victim is in a car on the parking lot. Windows of two cars, parked next to each other, were shot out. The side window of a green car is shattered, as is the back window of a black car parked next to it.
The police are hunting double shooting suspect Elias Adahchour, who managed to escape police custody at the Sint Frannciscus hospital in Rotterdam on Wednesday afternoon. Anyone who spots hin should contact the police at once. Do not approach him yourself because he is "armed and dangerous", the police warns.
A man was killed in a shooting near AMC in Amsterdam on Monday night. This is the fifth fatal shooting in Amsterdam this past week.
One man was injured in a shooting on Kolfschotenstraat in Amsterdam-Zuidoost on Tuesday afternoon. He was rushed to the hospital.
Police officers in Helmond fired shots while trying to get a stolen delivery van off the road during the early hours of Tuesday morning, the Eindhoven police said on Twitter. The occupants of the van got away.
An 8-year-old Dutch girl was sexually assaulted at a campground in Saint-Alban-Auriolles in Ardeche, France during the early hours of Tuesday morning. Her parents pressed charges
A child was injured in a hit-and-run accident in Schijndel on Thursday afternoon. The accident happened at around noon on Diebenbrockstraat. The police are looking for the driver, who was driving a small, blue-gray car.
Two men in Zevenbergen, Noord-Brabant are suspected of the armed robbery of a billiards hall there shortly before setting the building on fire, police said. The facility was raided sometime before 12:30 a.m. on Monday by men simply described by the victim as being “taller” and “shorter,” both of whom are on the loose.
The police launched a manhunt on Tuesday morning for a 31-year-old man who escaped from the Zuyder Bos prison in Heerhugowaard. The prisoner's absence was noticed around 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Correctional Service Intelligence said
The police are looking for Ali Benhadi, a violent offender who escaped from an institution in Den Dolder on Tuesday around 09:30 a.m.
The players of SV Advendo had to run to take cover in the changing rooms on Sunday afternoon in Breda after winning the first title of the fourth class D amateur football league in a match against Barça. When the match ended, Barça supporters ran on to the pitch and began harassing SV Advendo players, according to BNDeStem.
A manhunt is underway in Oud-Turnhout in Belgium. The police are looking for heavily armed criminals who committed an ATM bombing on an ING Bank in the Moerwijk shopping center in Breda, Omroep Brabant reports. It is not clear whether the perpetrators managed to get away with any money.
The Belgian police confirmed that the perpetrators fled to Belgium after the bombing and fired shots at the police with a Kalashnikov during there flight. They would not give the newspaper any further details. Belgian media reports that there are two perpetrators.
The 26 year old suspect that was arrested in connection with the shooting in Rotterdam on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, has been released and is no longer a suspect. A Large-scale Investigation Team of the police, which includes 20 detectives, are looking for the perpetrator(s
Four armed men attempted to rob an Albert Heijn supermarket on the Alber Schweitzersingel road in Amersfoort on Monday at around 8 p.m. Police hunted the men down in vain on Monday, but have started an investigation.
Two hard criminals convicted or murder and rape, escaped the SDKK prison in Willemstad, Curaçao, on Thursday. They overpowered, abused and subsequently bound two guards before making a run for it.
At an attempted robbery in a home in Utrecht, police and robbers fired shots at each other, the police reports. One resident was lightly injured and brought to hospital, four others were unharmed.