prison break

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Mar 2 '20 07:23

Two patients escaped from a psychiatric prison in Poortugaal, Zuid-Holland on Sunday afternoon. They took an employee hostage under threat of a firearm and knife, and then fled. During their arrest, one was shot by the police and killed, the Public Prosecution said.

The two psychiatric prisoners escaped from clinic Kijvelanden at around 4:30 p.m. Once outside, they got into a taxi and drove off. The police gave chase and brought the taxi to a halt on the A15 near Kesteren in Gelderland,

Vught prison
Jan 31 '20 08:17

Dino Soerel, who is serving a life sentence for involvement in assassinations, tried to escape from the prison in Heerhugowaard with another prisoner on Thursday evening, the Telegraaf reported. The Ministry of Justice and Security said that Soerel was transferred to the high security prison in Vught due to "suspicions of an escape attempt" and that the case is under investigation, RTL Nieuws reports.

Jail
Jan 27 '20 11:10

An attempt to break Omar L. from the prison in Zutphen earlier this month very nearly succeeded, and only failed because the battery of the angle grinder saw used by the suspects ran out, the Telegraaf reports based on information from sources within the prison and around the criminal investigation into the attempted prison break.

Jail
Jan 20 '20 13:40

Four men were arrested on Sunday afternoon for trying to break convict Omar L. out of the prison in Zutphen, where he is serving a life sentence. The four suspects all have French nationality and a background in North Africa, the Telegraaf reports based on "well informed" sources around the investigation.

The suspects crashed a delivery van into the Zutphen prison's gate at around 10:50 a.m. on Sunday morning, the police said in a statement. The van caught fire and the suspects fled.

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Feb 7 '19 13:30

Police officers who shot and killed a suspect in Roermond after an attempted helicopter hijacking in October 2017, will not be prosecuted for doing so. The use of their firearms was justified, the Public Prosecutor decided, NU.nl reports.

Police
Dec 28 '18 13:12

Authorities are searching for a prisoner who hid in a blue trash bag and escaped from the De Schie Penitentiary in Rotterdam on Friday, according to RTV Rijnmond. The escapee was being held for theft, according to the Telegraaf, and he made his prison break around 9:15 a.m.

"We are now sorting that out," a spokesperson told the newspaper when pressed for details of the escape.

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Nov 12 '18 12:00

The court in Amsterdam sentenced four men to up to 30 months in prison on Monday for their involvement in a foiled attempt to break Benaouf A. out of the prison in Roermond with a hijacked helicopter last year, NU.nl reports.

Police guard in a detention center
Sep 21 '18 12:30

Three of nine men suspected of involvement in an attempt to break criminal Benaouf A. out of the prison in Roermond, were released from custody on Thursday. The court in Amsterdam suspended the pre-trail detention of Abdellatif N., Sofyan El H. and Saifedine M., to the astonishment of the Public Prosecutor, NU.nl reports. 

Gavel
Sep 12 '18 16:30

On Wednesday the Public Prosecutor demanded prison sentences up to nine years against the nine men suspected of involvement in a failed attempt to hijack a helicopter and break gang leader Benaouf A. out of the prison in Roermond. Some of the suspects are also facing charges of weapons possession and possession of stolen cars, NU.nl reports. 

Police guard in a detention center
Sep 11 '18 14:30

Another suspect was arrested for involvement in a failed attempt to break criminal Benaouf A. out of the prison in Roermond. The man turned himself in to the police on Wednesday, the Prosecutor said on Monday. 39-year-old Abdelghafour L. is the ninth and final suspect in this case, Het Parool reports. 

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Mar 28 '18 15:30

Colombian pilot Alvaro G.B. planned to sabotage a helicopter that was to be used to break criminal Benaouf A. out of the prison in Roermond in October, his lawyer Henk Koopman said in a pro-forma hearing in the case surrounding the foiled prison break on Wednesday, NU.nl reports.

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 foiled attempt to break criminal Benaouf A. out of the prison in Roermond using a hijacked helicopter in October last year, Het Parool reports.

El Em. is one of a handful of suspects who managed to escape after the attempted prison break. The police finally tracked him down in his brother's home in Amsterdam West.

Police guard in a detention center
Dec 13 '17 13:20

The police arrested a seventh suspect for a failed attempt to break criminal Benaouf A. out of the Roermond prison using a hijacked helicopter in October. The 24-year-old from Amsterdam was arrested on December 1st, but his arrest was kept quiet until the magistrate remanded him into custody for 90 days this week, Het Parool reports.

Police guard in a detention center
Nov 15 '17 10:40

A Colombian pilot was arrested in Paris in connection with an attempted jail break in the Netherlands last month. He was meant to fly a hijacked helicopter that was supposed help criminal gang leader Benaouf A. break out of the prison in Roermond.

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Oct 20 '17 08:42

A fourth suspect in an attempt to hijack a helicopter and break an Amsterdam gang leader from the prison in Roermond last week, was arrested. The suspect was arrested on Thursday last week, a day after the attempted jailbreak. He and three other suspects were arraigned and remanded into restricted custody, ANP reports. 

Vught prison
Oct 13 '17 11:50

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. 

Oct 12 '17 07:56

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.

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Mar 14 '17 09:30

A 34-year-old suspect in a shooting in the Zuid-Holland town of Noordeloos, managed to escape from a Suriname penitentiary just days before the country was set to hand him over to the Netherlands, Suriname media reports.

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Dec 18 '15 13:50

The prisoner who escaped from the Zuider Bos prison in Heeurhugowaard on Tuesday is back in custody.

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Dec 15 '15 12:02

The police launched a manhunt on Tuesday morning for a 31-year-old man who escaped from the Zuyder Bos prison in Heerhugowaard. The prisoner's absence was noticed around 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Correctional Service Intelligence said

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Dec 25 '14 16:12

The man who escaped from the prison in Hoogvliet on Tuesday has been caught. The man turned himself in on Christmas Eve and is thus spending Christmas behind bars.

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Dec 23 '14 14:03

A prisoner escaped from the Hoogvliet prison in Rotterdam on Tuesday Morning. The police are looking for the prisoner.

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Dec 22 '14 13:41

A large escape attempt from the only prison on Curacao was stopped, reported the director of the Center for Detention and Correction Curacao (SDKK).

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Jun 24 '14 13:12

In Curaçao, an escaped convict has been caught, after being on the run for two months. Liomar W. was arrested sitting in a car with his father.

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