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Feb 2 '15 09:00

There were no less than three shooting incidents in Amsterdam over the weekend. A 26 year old man was wounded on Molukkenstraat in Amsterdam-Oost on Sunday morning in a suspected gang shooting. In another shooting incident the police fired shots at a suspect.

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Feb 2 '15 08:31

Thirteen people were wounded in an explosion and subsequent fire in an apartment on Moddermanstraat in Schiebroek, Rotterdam yesterday afternoon. The wounded were taken to various hospitals in the area, the Safety Region reports. The majority came away with minor injuries, only two were seriously wounded.

Jan 30 '15 14:29

The 19 year old Tarik Z., who held a security guard hostage and demanded airtime at NOS last night, has confessed. He said that he acted alone and not on behalf of a terrorist group or other organization.

Jan 30 '15 12:58

In a Round Table discussion yesterday the police and the Public Prosecutor discussed the value of telecommunications data for the detection of serious crime with the Second Chamber. According to a statement on the police's website, they find it essential that telecom and internet providers keep certain communication data for a certain period of time - the so called data retention.

Jan 30 '15 11:57

A man was stabbed in Amsterdam's Sporenburg neighborhood at about 22:15 on Thursday.

Jan 29 '15 20:44

An armed man tried to hold the production facility of television broadcaster NOS hostage in an unsuccessful attempt to get airtime. Police reportedly captured the man and took him into custody.

Jan 29 '15 15:45

Two men alleged to have stolen a 175,000-euro Gassan diamond earlier this month in Amsterdam are shown in surveillance footage released by the police Thursday.

Jan 29 '15 12:50

A large coordinated counter-terrorism drill will take place Thursday morning in Eindhoven. The drill simulates a hijacking of a passenger plane, and makes use of two F-16 fighter jets as an escort.

Jan 29 '15 11:26

A 44 year old man from Naarden will not be prosecuted for overpowering an alleged shoplifter in November last year. The shoplifter died shortly afterwards.

Jan 28 '15 20:24

In an incident both police and the rail service are calling a “misunderstanding,” police have called off their investigation into a “suspicious package” found on a Leiden Centraal train platform. The package turned out to be a small camera installed by an advertising agency that does regular business with the national train firm NS.

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Jan 28 '15 14:32

The man who was fatally shot in Amsterdam's Osdorp neighborhood early Wednesday has been identified as a 37-year-old Ghanaian, Het Parool reports.

Jan 28 '15 14:09

The police found the body of a woman in a house in Zwijndrect on Tuesday after a man called in a report at the police station. The man has been arrested.

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Jan 28 '15 11:39

A 44-year-old man from Rosmalen was arrested on Tuesday during a police raid on a massive marijuana plantation in Zaltbommel. The plantation consisted of 33,000 plants being grown in an office building located on Van Voordenpark.

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Jan 28 '15 11:26

A second suspect was arrested in Slovenia in the investigation into the January 15 shooting on Bovenstraat in Rotterdam that killed two men.

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Jan 28 '15 10:50

The police arrested 13 people during a Break the System protest on the Malieveld in The Hague on Tuesday afternoon. Groups of demonstrators went to march into the city center, in the direction of the Binnenhof, against prior made protest agreements.

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Jan 28 '15 10:07

The rail traffic around Leiden Central Station has come to a standstill after the discovery of a suspicious package. The police are investigating, ANP reports.

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Jan 28 '15 09:01

A man was shot dead on the street in Amsterdam's Osdorp neighborhood early Wednesday morning, a spokesperson for the Amsterdam police confirmed. No trace of a perpetrator has been found yet. It is not yet known whether this was another execution.

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Jan 28 '15 08:02

The police suspect that the murder of Rob Zweekhorst on January 1st, 2014 is connected to a drug bust on Monday, December 9th, 2013.

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Jan 26 '15 14:10

The police are investigating the reports of a tram driver continuing his journey with a dead passenger on board in Amsterdam on Friday afternoon. The victim is a 56 year old man from Amstelveen. According to the police, he died of natural causes.

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Jan 26 '15 12:58

The police arrested a 21 year old man from the Hague on Tuesday, January 20th, on suspicion of stealing a navigation system. The police are investigating whether the man is also responsible for a series of burglaries.

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Jan 26 '15 10:22

A road rage incident between two drivers led to a traffic accident on the A-58 highway in Etten-Leur. Five people were taken to the hospital in ambulances for medical examination.

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Jan 26 '15 08:41

The police will soon be at the door of about 50 men for having sex with a 16-year-old girl. The police tracked the men using the mobile phone of a so-called "lover boy" in Valkenburg and used condoms.

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Jan 26 '15 08:01

The police fired on a man who was waving two large meat knives near the Groningen Museum in Groningen on Sunday. According to a police spokesperson, the man tried to stab bystanders. The man fled when officers approached him.

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Jan 23 '15 09:03

The police raided a home on Michiel de Ruyterweg in Vught last night. They received a report of a possible hostage situation in the home. This later turned out to be a false alarm, the police said last night.

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