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Feb 21 '18 11:20

A SWAT team arrested 22-year-old Rachid el M. in Amsterdam West on Wednesday morning. He is one of the main suspects in a in Roermond using a hijacked helicopter in October last year, Het Parool reports.

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Feb 21 '18 10:40

On Tuesday morning the police officially arrested a Maastricht doctor on suspicion of involvement in the death of his 76-year-old mother-in-law, the police said in a statement.

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Feb 21 '18 09:55

A 30-year-old man from 's-Hertogenbosch was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of on February 12th. He is also suspected of assaulting a 4-year-old boy in 's-Hertogenbosch two days earlier, the police said in a statement on Wednesday.

Flyer for a protest against police brutality following the dath of Paul Selier in police custody, February 2018
Feb 21 '18 08:28

Paul Selier, a 39-year-old man who died after being arrested in Waddinxveen early this month, had cocaine in his blood. What influence the drug had on his death, is not yet clear, a spokesperson for the Public Prosecution Service said to NU.nl.

Exactly how much cocaine Selier had in his system, and when he had taken the drugs, is . The cause of the Hague car dealer's death is also still unclear. 

Feb 21 '18 07:19

Multiple people were injured in a fire in an apartment building in Rotterdam during the early hours of Wednesday morning. A total of 13 people were treated for smoke inhalation, 11 of which were taken to hospital, AD reports.

The building in question is assisted living location Roobrughof. It houses young people with psychological problems. 

The fire started in a meter cupboard on the third floor of the five story building. When fire fighters arrived, a container on the ground floor also turned out to be on fire.

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Feb 20 '18 17:00

The police arrested a 17-year-old girl from Ingen in Gelderland on suspicion of involvement in a violent home invasion and assault in Lienden last year.

On January 26th, 2017 two men and a woman forced their way into the home of an elderly couple on Hofstede in Lienden. One resident was attacked with pepper spray and badly beaten. The perpetrators left without stealing anything. 

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Feb 20 '18 15:40

Three men from Amsterdam were arrested on suspicion of involvement in the assassination of Ali Motamed in Almere in December 2015, the police announced in a statement.

Feb 20 '18 12:30

The Dutch police identified 93 suspects using facial recognition system Catch last year, tech site Tweakers reports.

Feb 20 '18 11:10

Several children in the Gelderland village of Kootwijkerbroek were confronted by a killer clown, who is sometimes naked, over the past days. A number of schools in the neighborhood warned parents not to let their children walk to school or home alone, according to Omroep Gelderland.

The police are aware of the clown, a spokesperson told Barneveldse Krant. "We are taking it seriously and will therefore also investigate it", the spokesperson said on Monday. "I can not yet say what the state of affairs is at the moment."

Hologram of Lilian Marijnissen at the start of the SP municipal elections campaign in Nijmegen, Zwolle, Breda and Haarlem, 19 Feb 2018
Feb 20 '18 09:51

Socialist party SP kicked off their campaign for the municipal elections on Monday with party leader Lilian Marijnissen appearing as a hologram at gatherings in Haarlem, Breda, Nijmegen and Zwolle at the same time. 

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Feb 20 '18 07:55

The body of a woman was found in a home on Kraaijenbergstraat in Hattem on Monday evening. The police believe she was killed in a crime. A man was arrested in the home on suspicion of involvement in the woman's death, the Gelderland police said on Twitter.

No details were released about the identity of the victim or the suspect. The police also didn't say how the woman died, or whether she and the man knew each other.

The police closed down the home for forensic investigation. According to NOS, police officers also spoke to local residents. 

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Feb 19 '18 16:30

The police are looking for two gunmen involved in a home invasion on IJplein in Amsterdam during which shots were fired on Monday morning. No one was injured in the shooting, the police said in a statement.

Two men forced their way into a home on IJplein around 9:25 a.m. on Monday. They fled with an amount of money. The victim chased after the robbers, who fired multiple shots at the victim. 

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Feb 19 '18 15:50

The court in Den Bosch sentenced former police officer to five years in prison on Monday afternoon. The 31-year-old man from Weert was found guilty of selling confidential police information to criminals for years, thereby earning at least 80 thousand euros. The sentence is

Feb 19 '18 14:30

A Transavia flight from Dubai to Amsterdam was forced to make an unplanned landing in Vienna over the weekend, after a fight broke out on the plane over a passenger's flatulence. Four Dutch, two men and two women, were removed from the plane in Vienna. The two women plan to take the KLM subsidiary to court, the Telegraaf reports.

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Feb 19 '18 13:50

A man seriously injured himself when he wanted to express his dissatisfaction about an Amsterdam sex worker by breaking the window of a brothel in the Red Light District during the early hours of Sunday morning, AT5 reports.

The man sustained some sever cuts on his back and had to be taken to hospital, where he received multiple sutures, according to the broadcaster.

After treatment, he was arrested and spent the rest of the night in a cell. 

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Feb 19 '18 13:10

A body was found in a home on Van Zuijlenware in Zwolle on Saturday while the police searched the home as part of a missing person investigation. The police have not confirmed the identity of the victim. But the victim's family told De Stentor that it is indeed the 38-year-old man that went missing in Zwolle on February 7th. 

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Feb 19 '18 11:50

The police arrested six people in the Geldrop and Helmond region on Monday morning. They are suspected of cannabis cultivation, cannabis trafficking and money laundering, the police announced in a statement.

The suspects, between the ages of 26 and 51 years, were arrested at 5:00 a.m. in a joint action involving the police, Public Prosecution Service, and Tax Authority. Multiple addresses, including the suspects' homes, are now being searched. Searches are happening in Geldrop, Helmond, Deurne and Liessel.

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Feb 19 '18 08:46

At least three shots were fired at a home on Amethisdijk in Roosendaal during the early hours of Sunday morning. Bullets pierced the mailbox and the home's shutter. The family - a mother, father and three kids - were home at the time of the shooting. No one was injured, Omroep Brabant reports.

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Feb 19 '18 08:23

A 23-year-old man was found dead in the Dommel river in Eindhoven on Sunday morning. Family members identified him as Nixon Kareth from Boekel to Eindhovens Dagblad. He is the second person to be found dead in the Dommel in less than a week.

Kareth went out with some friends in Eindhoven on Saturday night. At one point he and a friend went outside on Stratumseind and lost sight of each other, according to the newspaper. Around 4:00 a.m. on Sunday, a passerby saw a man lying in the water near the Van Abbemuseum and told Kareth's friend about it.

Asylum seekers
Feb 19 '18 07:52

Around 30 asylum seekers came to the Netherlands with a stolen, blank passport in 2015 and 2016, NRC reports based on figures from the Ministry of Justice and Security.

According to the security services, terrorist organizations like ISIS often give such passports to their fighters to carry out attacks abroad. The police and security service AIVD investigated each of the 30 asylum seekers who arrived in the Netherlands with a blank passport, and none of them were identified as a threat to security, according to the newspaper.

Greenpeace activists climb onto a drilling platform on the North Sea to protest against gas drilling near Schiermonnikoog, 15 & 16 Feb 2018
Feb 16 '18 17:00

The police arrested three seasick Greenpeace activists on Friday. The activists formed part of a group that climbed onto the drilling platform near Schiermonnikoog to protest against gas drilling. They returned to shore because they felt seasick, and was arrested at Lauwersoog in Groningen. 

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Feb 16 '18 10:20

Considerable damage was done to an IKEA store on Hullenbergweg in Amsterdam Zuidoost when thieves tried to blow open an ATM on Friday morning, AT5 reports.

The perpetrators forced open an window and detonated an explosive at the ATM at around 4:10 a.m. on Friday. It seems that the machine wasn't actually blown open, and that the thieves did not get away with any money. But the damage to the store is considerable, according to the local broadcaster.

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Feb 16 '18 08:10

Mayor Frans Backhuijs of Nieuwegein ordered a family living on Beatrixstraat to leave their home for three months for the sake of the safety of the neighborhood. Last week shots were fired at the home, and on Thursday two hand grenades were found in front of it.

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Feb 15 '18 08:43

The French and Spanish police arrested a 36-year-old man from Morocco in Paris on Wednesday morning. He is suspected of involvement in a from Amsterdam to Paris in August 2015, ANP reports.

The suspect lives in Spain and was on his way to Belgium, the Spanish Ministry of Home Affairs announced.

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