Police officers were keeping an eye on Jawed S., the 19-year-old Afghan suspected of stabbing two tourists at Amsterdam Central Station, shortly before the attack on Friday. So-called 'spotters' - special police officers at the station - noticed that he was acting strangely, Amsterdam police chief Pieter Jaap Aalbersberg said on television program Pauw on Monday.
Police are investigating the possibility that terrorism was the motive behind a stabbing incident Friday afternoon at the Amsterdam Centraal train station. Police revealed the potential motive in a joint statement with the public prosecutor's office and Amsterdam city hall.
The police fired shots at a stabbing incident at Amsterdam Central Station on Friday afternoon. A total of three people, two victims and the perpetrator, were taken to hospital with unknown injuries.
The incident happened in the west tunnel of the station. Witnesses told AT5 that two persons got into a fight on a platform in the station. The fight escalated and a knife was drawn. The police had to shoot to stop the suspect. The suspect was arrested and also taken to hospital.
The police shot a man on Verdilaan in Naaldwijk on Monday evening. The man was waving a knife and shouting at bystanders at a supermarket, a police spokesperson said to AD. The man was taken to hospital in unknown condition.
The incident happened at an Albert Heijn supermarket. The man would not listen to police instructions. To get him under control, the police had to shoot at him multiple times, the spokesperson said to the newspaper. A police dog was also used.
A trauma helicopter was deployed to help the injured man. He was rushed to hospital.
The police are looking for a man who tried to crash his car into several police officers in Wijk bij Duurstede on Thursday morning. The police fired a shot at the fleeing motorist, the Utrecht police said on Twitter.
The incident happened near Zandweg. The officers were not injured, but a police car sustained some damage.
The police are looking for a black Mercedes AMG with a license plate number starting with RS-206. Witnesses who see this car are warned not to approach the car or its occupants themselves, but call the police.
The father of the 26-year-old Syrian man who was shot by the police after waving an ax on his Schiedam balcony last week Wednesday and passed away on Monday, asked "time and again" that his son be admitted to a psychiatric hospital, the family's lawyer Karen Kort said to NU.nl. The father contacted "multiple agencies" to find help for his son, the lawyer said.
A 26-year-old man from Syria who was shot by the police in Schiedam on Wednesday after he waved an ax on his balcony, passed away on Monday, the Public Prosecutor said.
A man who caused unrest in Schiedam by waving an ax around on Wednesday afternoon, likely suffered from psychosis, Schiedam mayor Cor Lamers said to Radio Rijnmond. The 26-year-old Syrian man was arrested after he killed a police dog, and a member of the SWAT team shot him in the leg.
The police shot a 26-year-old man in the leg in Schiedam on Wednesday. He was standing on an apartment balcony, waving an ax. According to witnesses, he also shouted 'Allahu akbar", ANP reports.
The police shot a man with a knife in the leg on Helsinkistraat in Groningen during the early hours of Wednesday morning. According to the police, the man could not be reasoned with, NOS reports.
Responding officers first fired a warning shot. When the man still did not follow police instructions, he was shot in the leg. The man was arrested and taken to hospital for treatment.
The police are still investigating exactly who the man is and why he was wandering the streets with a knife.
The police fired shots while raiding a squatted building in the Oude Noorden district of Rotterdam during the early hours of Monday morning. One man was shot in the leg by the police and arrested, NOS reports.
Police officers raided the squatted building on Bergweg based on a report of firearm use in or around the building.
At the scene officers saw a man leaving the building and ordered him to stop. But when the man saw the cops, he ran off. Warning shots did not make him stop, and the police eventually shot him in the leg. He was arrested.
Police officers fired shots at a motorist after chasing him through Groningen city center during the early hours of Wednesday morning. The suspect was arrested and no one was injured.
The police reported the incident on Twitter around 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday. The police received a report of someone driving dangerously in the center of Groningen. They spotted the motorist, who sped away when he noticed the cops. The officers gave chase.
A 31-year-old man from The Hague stabbed and seriously hurt three people near train station Hollands Spoor in the city on Saturday afternoon. The police shot the suspect in the leg before being able to arrest him. All three victims and the suspect were still in hospital on Sunday afternoon, the police said.
A Dutch man was shot and killed by the police after a chase in the city of Luxemburg last week Wednesday. The man was identified as a 51-year-old Dutch man who lived in Germany, AD reports.
The police tried to pull the man over for a routine traffic check, but he sped away in his black Mercedes. The police gave chase and quickly managed to bring the man's car to a stop. When a police officer got out of his vehicle, the man drove his car towards the cop. The officer fired three shots.
Jesse D. wanted to commit 'suicide by cop' when he walked around with a toy gun in the center of Doetinchem in August last year, was revealed in the court in Zutphen on Friday. The 22-year-old man was shot three times by the police, but survived the incident, De Gelderlander reports.
The Prosecutor demanded 258 days in prison and institutionalized psychiatric treatment with conditions against the man on Friday.
After a long chase through the forest in the border area near Goirle, the police shot a suspect. The chase crossed the border between Belgium and the Netherlands twice. The suspect was arrested and is in hospital to be treated, NOS reports.
Around 1:00 a.m. on Thursday the police noticed a suspicious van in a business park in Tilburg. When officers wanted to arrest the two people in the van, they sped away towards the border in Goirle. The police gave chase. During the chase, the suspects crossed the border into Belgium and then back into the Netherlands.
Three police officers involved in shooting an aggressive man to death in Purmerend in September last year, will not be prosecuted. The Public Prosecutor concluded that they were allowed to use their firearms because the suspect posed an acute threat, NOS reports.
The Amsterdam police shot and killed a man who was suspected of stabbing another man just after midnight on Friday, the police said in a statement.
Both the stabbing and the shooting happened in a home on Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal in Amsterdam Centrum. Both men were resuscitated. The stabbing victim was rushed to hospital. The man shot by the police was declared dead at the scene.
Police in the Netherlands discharged a firearm on 23 different occasions in 2017, killing four people and injuring 20, the public prosecutor revealed on Thursday. While the number of fatalities were the same as a year earlier, the number of times a person was struck by a police bullet dropped by 32 percent.
Officers shot and wounded or killed people 34 times in 2016, with 33 people treated for injuries. Nobody was killed by a police bullet in 2015, the prosecutor noted.
The Netherlands rang in the new year with several shooting incidents. Two people were injured in shootings in Capelle aan den IJssel and the Groningen village of 't Zandt. In Roosendaal the police shot a man suspected of threatening others with a firearm. And police officers fired warning shots at fleeing suspects in Rotterdam.
A burglary in the Zeeland town of Breskens ended in a shootout between the police and the burglar. Two people were injured - a burglar who was hit by a police bullet, and a person in the home that was robbed, the police said in a statement.
The police responded to a report of a robbery in the home on Slikkenburgseweg around 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday. They arrived at the scene to find a car speeding away. The speeding car crashed into a responding police car. Shots were fired by both police and the burglar. The burglar was hit by a bullet and injured.
The police fired shots on the Grote Markt in Groningen on Wednesday morning after a man with a firearm drew their attention. This happened while the police were trying to break up a fight. No one was injured, NU.nl reports.
At this stage it seems that the fight and the armed man are separate incidents, according to the police. The officers were busy breaking up the fight when they noticed the man with the firearm. The suspects involved in the fight and the armed man were all arrested.
The police are investigating.
Benaouf A. was transferred to the high security prison in Vught after a group of Amsterdam criminals tried to hijack a helicopter to break him out of the prison in Roermond on Wednesday. Vught is the highest security prison in the Netherlands, RTL Nieuws reports.
The police managed to stop the helicopter plan, after the Amsterdam police got wind of the plans during an ongoing investigation. Three suspects were arrested, one was shot and killed and several others got away.
On Wednesday night the police prevented a helicopter hijacking in Limburg. According to a statement released by the police, criminals from the Amsterdam underworld wanted to use this helicopter to break a convict out of the penitentiary in Roermond. During the police intervention in Roosteren, one suspect was shot by a member of a SWAT team. He died of his injuries. Three others were arrested.