Enforcement officers held actions in eight cities on Tuesday to protest against the violence they encounter during their work. They feel that recent incidents show why enforcement officers need to be armed with 'defensive equipment' like batons and pepper spray. Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security is against arming enforcers, but for equipping them with bodycams and emergency buttons.
The police are investigating a fire at a transmission mast on Veldweg in Rijswijk. The aftermath of the fire was discovered on Thursday morning, but as the transmission mast is located in a quiet area, it is not clear when the fire was set. The police are hoping for witnesses, De Stentor reports.
The police arrested a 40-year-old man from Iran in Delft on Monday on suspicion of preparing an attack and participating a terrorist organization, the police said in a statement. The police started investigating the man in January based on information from intelligence service AIVD that he and others were preparing for one or more terrorist attacks in Iran.
A man found shot to death in a Schiedam home was not a resident, but rather lived 20 kilometers away in Rijswijk, police said Monday evening. The 26-year-old died at the Boomgaardstraat crime scene after authorities were dispatched to the area around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Attempts by paramedics and a trauma team to revive the man failed. Meanwhile, forensic investigators began collecting trace evidence.
During raids in dozens of apartments in The Hague neighborhood of Ypenburg on Tuesday morning, the police confiscated millions of euros in cash, five firearms, narcotics and 14 cars. A total of 18 people were arrested, the police said in a statement.
The police are busy with a major action in The Hague, particularly focused on the Ypenburg district, on Tuesday morning. Over 30 apartments were raided in the early morning hours. The police suspect that criminals stay in these apartments - they're rented out, but officially no one is registered as living there, NOS reports.
The police arrested a 40-year-old man from The Hague on the suspicion that he detonated hand grenades at two coffeeshops in Delft in May. The man had a hand grenade, weapons and ammunition in his car when he was arrested last month, the Public Prosecutor announced on Monday.
The man was arrested on June 12th, along with two other suspects. Until recently the suspects were in restricted custody, which is why more details about the arrests were only announced on Monday.
The re-exams of seven pupils of the Rijswijks Lyceum were declared invalid because their teachers gave them the opportunity to improve their answers after the re-exams were written. The four teachers will be dismissed and a declaration will be filed against them, the board of the Rijswijk school, Stichting VO Haaglanden, announced, RTL Nieuws reports.
The Biomedical Primate Research Center (BPRC) in Rijswijk used 317 monkeys in its tests last year, compared to 95 in 2016. Last year 137 of these animals died, AD reports.
Ronald Bontrop, BPRC director, told AD that the increase is due the the fact that "a long-term experiment with tuberculosis was completed last year". According to him, the monkeys involved in this experiment have been tested on for some time, but were only included in the count of last year - the year in which the experiment finished.
The government is investing over 300 million euros into expanding the rail network between Den Haag and Rotterdam, the ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management announced on Monday. By 2025 this route will run eight intercity trains and six sprinters per hour, which means a train every five minutes.
Shell may scrap around 400 jobs in the Netherlands, mainly in the Projects & Technology division in Amsterdam and Rijswijk, the oil and gas giant confirmed on Monday. This round of layoffs will be part of measures taken in the last quarter of this year, ANP reports.
Some of the affected employees may be able to continue working in another division at Shell. The precise impact is not yet clear and it still has to be discussed with the central works council and trade unions, the company emphasized.
The air in Amsterdam is so polluted that residents suffer the same health detriments by breathing it that they would do from passively smoking 6.4 cigarettes, according to calculations by environmental organization Milieudefensie
A 38-year-old woman died in hospital after being critically injured in a home on Professor Quacklaan in Rijswijk on Thursday morning, the police said in a statement on Friday. Her 45-year-old partner was arrested.
A number of Rijswijk city councilors have received threatening letter after the council agreed with the arrival of an asylum center in the municipality last week. Both Rijswjk mayor Michiel Bezuijen and Prime Minister Mark Rutte called this "totally unacceptable". The Prime Minister went as far as to describe the incidents as bizarre, appalling and reprehensible.
The police are investigating two fires at supermarkets in The Hague and Rijswijk on Sunday afternoon. Investigating officers are assuming arson was involved in both fires.
A fire broke out in a building containing two elementary schools in Rijswijk, The Hague on Friday morning.
According to a group of 23 Islamic organizations, Dutch media is unnecessarily and unjustly smearing "being a Muslim" and the Islam religion, referring to targeted media attacks on Muslim scholars who wanted to speak in Rijswijk, Utrecht and Eindhoven.
The Saudi cleric Aaidh al-Qarni is falsely labeled as “hate Imam”, while he actually confronts extremism, comments Muslims and Government Help Center (CMO). There were criticisms of his arrival, because in the past al-Qarni allowed himself hateful and anti-Semitic rhetoric.
The public prosecutor demanded a 20-month sentence and treatment at a psychiatric prison for a 16-year old boy from Rijswijk accused of stabbing a 15-year old classmate in the neck at their school in Voorburg. The victim died shortly after the October 14 incident. The prosecutor said the defendant is guilty of a premeditated killing.
The police have released pictures of the man suspected of threatening an NS conductor with a gun at the train station in Rijswijk shortly before Christmas last year.
Speakers arranged for a controversial gala of Muslim imams were stripped of their visas to enter the Netherlands do to the "risky" nature of the event, and to protect Muslims, the National Counterterrorism Coordinator wrote in a letter to Parliament. The event was scheduled for March 8th in Rijswijk, but was cancelled by organizers who said the unfair depictions of their group in the media made it impossible to hold their gala.
The controversial imam gala event scheduled for March 8 in Rijswijk has been cancelled, the organizers announced on Friday.
The controversial Rohamaa benefit which is taking place in Rijswijk on March 8th, could be losing its tax-free status. The tax authorities are investigating whether the gala is really for a good cause, De Telegraaf reports.
PVV leader Geert Wilders is pleased with Minister Bert Koenders' (Foreign Affairs) decision to withdraw the visas of three controversial Muslim preachers, who were scheduled to speak at a benefit in Rijswijk on March 8th. He does, however call this whole issue "incredible amateurism" of the Cabinet, the AD reports.