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Jan 9 '17 09:09

A police officer shot a suspect in Westervoort early on Monday morning after a report came in about a possible hostage situation and a man waving a knife around in a home on Klapstraat, the Gelderlander reports.

The police responded to the home around 1:40 a.m. with negotiators and a SWAT team. The negotiators tried to talk the man with the knife off the home's balcony, but to no avail. Eventually a police officer shot the man in the hip.

An air ambulance responded to the scene around 3:10 a.m. to take the wounded man to the hospital. 

Sep 26 '16 10:39

The Rotterdam police shot one man during a car chase in the city on Saturday. He was arrested and taken to the hospital. A second suspect is still being sought, the police said in a statement.

Sep 26 '16 08:21

A car chase followed by a shootout with the police ended in three suspects injured by police bullets in Weert on Sunday. A total of four suspects were arrested, the police said in a statement on their website.

Sep 16 '16 15:40

The police shot a man in his leg in a parking lot on Van Kleffenslaan in Heereveen on Thursday after he threatened bystanders with a knife, a police spokesperson said to the Telegraaf.

According to the spokesperson, the man refused to follow officers' instructions, even after several warning shots were fired. He was then shot in the leg.

The man was arrested and taken to hospital for treatment. He is not in any life-threatening danger.

Why the man was threatening bystanders with a knife is unclear.

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Sep 9 '16 07:46

The 23-year-old man that was shot by the Amsterdam police on Wednesday after he threatened them with a knife, passed away in hospital, the Public Prosecutor confirmed to AT5.

Sep 8 '16 09:27

Police officers shot a man in an Amsterdam home on Wednesday after the man pulled a knife on the officers, the police said in a statement. He was taken to hospital with unknown injuries.

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Jun 1 '16 08:00

No weapon was found with the man killed by a police bullet in the Prinses Beatrixpark in Schiedam on Monday, the Public Prosecutor said in a statement on Tuesday. The Rotterdam police and the Rijksrecherche, the department that handles internal police investigations, are investigating the incident.

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May 31 '16 07:35

A suspected robber was killed by a police bullet in the Prinses Beatrixpark in Schiedam on Monday night, the police said in a statement. He was shot during the arrest and died at the scene.

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May 16 '16 07:27

On Sunday The Hague police shot a man suspected of involvement in a stabbing incident in the city earlier that day. Both the suspect and his victim, a 45-year-old taxi driver, were taken to the hospital.

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Apr 27 '16 11:45

Three people were arrested, two of whom wounded, in a fight on the Prinsegracht in The Hague on Wednesday morning. A police officer shot one suspect in the leg and the second injured suspect was bitten by a police dog.

The police responded to the scene on Lange Beestenmarkt around 6:00 a.m. based on reports of a weapon seen in a fight. Officers searched checked those involved for weapons.

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Dec 14 '15 11:03

Police officers shot a disturbed man in Dronten on Monday morning. Officers responded to a report of someone walking about Saturnusweg waving a knife and fired on the suspect when he threatened the officers, according to the police.

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