King Willem-Alexander visited neighborhood Bospolder-Tussendijken in Rotterdam-West, known as one of the worse neighborhoods in the city, at the invitation of mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb on Tuesday. While the mayor invited the Dutch King, his visit was a complete surprise for local residents, NOS and the Volkskrant report.
A Rotterdam police officer was wounded on Saturday while arresting a man suspected of domestic violence. The suspect punched the officer full in the face during the arrest, leaving the cop with an open wound on his brow that had to be stitched up in hospital, the police said in a statement.
"Rather report suspicious circumstances too often than than not often enough", Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb said following the arrest of a suspected French terrorist in Rotterdam on Sunday. He will be attending an information meeting for concerned residents on Tuesday night
The police arrested a 32-year-old Frenchman in Rotterdam on Sunday at the request of the French authorities. The man is suspected of preparing for a terrorist attacks. Another three people were arrested, including two Algerian men aged 43 and 47. So far nothing is known about the background of the third suspect. A number of raids were carried out and ammunition and drugs, among other things were found.
A 30 year old Rotterdam man was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of involvement in the murder of 29 year old Amsterdam man Hamdi Bilir. Bilir was shot down in a busy restaurant in Rotterdam on September 23rd last year.
Ugur Demir was arrested at Schiphol airport on Tuesday on suspicion of being involved in a fatal shooting at a busy restaurant in Rotterdam in September last year. According to the police, the 20 year old man turned himself in to the Koninklijke Marechaussee, royal military police, after arriving at the airport from Turkey.
The man who was shot and killed in a restaurant in Rotterdam on Tuesday, was a 29-year-old Amsterdammer, police has said.