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Oct 23 '18 08:18

The police arrested a man who had covered himself in petrol or another flammable liquid at the Polish embassy in The Hague on Monday afternoon. A negotiator tried to reason with the man, but he was eventually overpowered by a SWAT team, NOS reports.

Emergency services, including firefighters, police and ambulances, responded to the embassy in large numbers. The man was taken to hospital to check whether he had inhaled any toxic fumes, after which he went to a police station for questioning. So far the police did not say anything about the man's identity or motive. 

Crime scene tape
Sep 1 '17 08:27

A young man firing a shot during an argument on Deken Koopmanslaan in Etten-Leur on Thursday afternoon, had the street on lockdown for hours. Armed police officers surrounded the home they believed the man to be hiding in and were still trying to make contact when the 22-year-old turned himself in at a police station some three hours later, BN De Stem reports.

The 22-year-old man quarreled with someone on the street around 3:00 p.m., local residents told the newspaper. He headbutted the other person and fired a shot. The police were called.

Media Park in Hilversum
Aug 21 '17 10:40

A man arrested for holding a woman hostage at the Media Park in Hilversum on Thursday suffers from psychiatric problems, the Public Prosecutor confirmed. The 33-year-old man form The Hague told the authorities that he wanted screen time to express his views. He acted alone, the Prosecutor said, according to NOS.

Media Park in Hilversum
Aug 17 '17 15:50

Employees of the Netherlands national public broadcasting organization NPO are properly shaken up by a hostage situation in the building of NPO 3FM in the Hilversum Media Park on Thursday morning, Shula Rijxman of the board of directors said.

"We are therefore particularly relieved that the calamity is behind us and that our colleague is unharmed. For now, our care and compassion goes out to our colleague and those directly involved" Rijxman said, according to RTL Nieuws. 

Dutch police Arrest team
Aug 17 '17 10:32

The police arrested a man at the NPO 3FM building in the Hilversum Media Park premises around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday after he held a woman hostage there for an hour and a half. The woman is unharmed and is receiving victim assistance, the police said, NU.nl reports.

The police have thus far refused comment about the suspect's identity and motives. According to the police, he threatened a woman in the parking lot in front of the building with a knife. He then forced her into the building and held her captive, authorities allege.

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Aug 17 '17 07:55

A SWAT team fired several shots while arresting a disturbed and aggressive man who barricaded himself in a home on Frederiklaan in Eindhoven on Wednesday. The suspect was injured and was taken to hospital for treatment, Eindhovens Dagblad reports.

The suspect did some damage to a neighbor's home and threatened the neighbors with an axe and knife on Wednesday afternoon. He then fled into his own home, threw dozens of boxes through the window and locked himself in. 

Police officer and paramedic
May 30 '17 16:30

A 79-year-old man shot his neighbor in the Rotterdam neighborhood of Charlois on Tuesday morning before turning the gun on himself. The 21-year-old woman is in critical condition. The elderly man died in hospital this afternoon, AD reports.

According to local residents, the two neighbors, who shared a porch, were in the midst of a quarrel. They were seen exchanging words around 8:30 a.m., witnesses told the newspaper. The man shot the young woman right in front of their homes and barricaded himself in his house.

Jun 24 '16 09:37

A mentally disturbed man committed suicide after causing an explosion in his home in Noordscheschut on Thursday night, the police said in a statement.

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Nov 17 '15 07:44

Two men were arrested in connection with the fire in a barn in Susteren on Monday. They were threatening to commit an attack. The suspects, a 36-year-old from Heerlenaar and a 31-year-old from Brunssum, were both found in the barn and arrested there. No explosives were found

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Feb 12 '15 14:03

There was a lot of commotion on Piusstraat in Tilburg last night when what police and local residents thought was an armed robbery and hostage situation, turned out to be a recording for a movie.

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