Rotterdam

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Dec 31 '18 19:40

Another Rotterdam man was arrested on suspicion of involvement in terrorist-related crimes, the Public Prosecutor's office said on Monday. The arrest is not connected to the arrest of four men in Rotterdam over the weekend, suspected of plotting a terrorist act.

Monday's announcement concerns a 24-year-old man who will be interrogated in the coming days. Little was revealed about the suspected plan.

No weapons or explosives were found. In searching his home, several data collection devices were seized.

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Dec 29 '18 16:06

With New Year's Eve right around the corner, authorities decided to quickly move forward with the arrests of several suspects allegedly preparing a terrorist attack, according to broadcaster NOS. Normally, an investigation into similar suspects could take months, but in this case police were tipped off just days ago, NOS reported.

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Dec 29 '18 11:28

Four people were arrested in Rotterdam on Saturday morning under suspicion of plotting a terrorist attack. Evidence collection was underway at the locations where the suspects were caught, authorities said.

Police did not immediately reveal what the planned attack entailed.

Specialist arrest teams were joined by Rotterdam police in the initial capture. The Public Prosecutor's office is now running the ensuing investigation.

 

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Dec 29 '18 09:29

Up until December 28th a total of 108 people were killed in the Netherlands in the year 2018. That is 51 less than last year, though it must be said that 2017 had an exceptionally high number of murder and manslaughter cases at 159, AD reports based on figures moordatlas.nl, which tracks the number of murder and manslaughter cases in the Netherlands.

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Dec 28 '18 16:54

A 12-year-old boy was hurt on Friday when he fell off a footbridge and landed four meters below in a cave. The accident happened at an old bat cave at the Diergaarde Blijdorp, the zoo in Rotterdam.

Rescuers already at the zoo were able to retrieve the boy. He was in a stable condition, an emergency services spokesperson told Nu.nl. His injuries were not disclosed.

It all happened around 2 p.m. when the boy wanted to give his grandmother a scare at the site. He crept out onto a walkway that is open to the public, and ended up slipping off the footpath.

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Dec 28 '18 15:13

The police arrested a third suspect for involvement in the murder of 16-year-old Humeyra Oz at the Designcollege in Rotterdam. The 31-year-old man from Rotterdam was arrested on Monday, the police said on Thursday, NU.nl reports.

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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.

Adrianaplein shooting in Rotterdam
Dec 27 '18 10:22

Shots were fired back-and-forth in a Boxing Day incident on the Adrianaplein in Rotterdam that left one person seriously injured. Police also say they fired warning shots to take control of the crime scene.

It started at about 4 p.m. on Thursday when an argument broke out between two Rotterdammers, aged 49 and 26, and a 23-year-old resident of the city. The argument escalated between the suspects, two men and a woman, with one saying they were armed.

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Dec 26 '18 10:10

Dutch rescue organization KNRM searched for hours for a missing crew member of a ship anchored off the coast or Rotterdam on Tuesday. Multiple lifeboats, helicopters and a Coast Guard plane were deployed in the search, but the man was not found. 

After three hours of searching, the Coast Guard decided to halt the search. "The person was unfortunately not found. Given the circumstances, the chance of survival is zero." The KNRM calculated that the man could survive two hours in the icy water.

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Dec 26 '18 07:40

A 26-year-old man was shot on Huniadijk in Rotterdam on Tuesday evening. "He had a bullet wound in his stomach", a spokesperson for the police confirmed to the Telegraaf. 

Officers responded to the scene after a report about an incident on the street. The police are investigating what happened.

The victim was taken to hospital. He was conscious and able to speak to the police. 

Dec 21 '18 17:42

Authorities in the Netherlands arrested a 25-year-old man suspected of involvement in the murder of 16-year-old Humeyra Oz. The girl was shot and killed in a bicycle garage at Rotterdam Designcollege on Tuesday.

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Dec 21 '18 12:40

A day after the first conviction for sexual harassment on the street, Rotterdam is expanding this regulation. The ban now also applies to harassing LGBTQ people, not only women, NOS reports.

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Dec 21 '18 11:50

Twenty Dutch municipalities will receive a total of 7 million euros to strengthen their approach to fighting radicalization. Ministers Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security and Wouter Koolmees of Social Affairs divided the amount among municipalities who submitted plans to prevent radicalization and manage people who have been radicalized, the Telegraaf reports.

The largest amount, 1 million euros, is going to the municipality of The Hague. Utrecht is getting over 900 thousand euros, and Rotterdam over 850 thousand euros. 

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Dec 21 '18 08:48

"Violence against women is horrific. Some people do not understand that women can say no", Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb said in a city council meeting on Thursday. He wants to do more to fight violence against women, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Dec 20 '18 08:19

The Rotterdam court convicted and punished someone for sexual harassment on the street for the first time. Everon El F., 36, was given two conditionally suspended fines of 100 euros each for harassing eight women in two separate incidents during the summer, NU.nl reports.

Sexual harassment on the street became a punishable offense in Rotterdam at the start of this year. El F. is the first ever Dutch man who had to appear in court for this crime. 

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Dec 20 '18 07:54

Ten gunshots were fired at a home on Egelantierstraat in Rotterdam during the early hours of Thursday morning. The occupant and her three sons were sleeping in the house at the time, AD reports.

"I was already sleeping when I suddenly heard bangs", the 23-year-old son said to the newspaper. His two younger brothers, aged 21 and 14, were already in bed when the shooting happened. His mother was also in her bedroom.

Essenburgstraat in Rotterdam
Dec 20 '18 07:40

A 16-year-old girl shot dead at her school in Rotterdam on Tuesday reported to the police that the man suspected of killing her was threatening her. Humeyra Oz went to the police with a photo 31-year-old Bekir E. sent her, showing the man posing with two firearms, sources around the investigation told the Telegraaf.

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Dec 19 '18 14:30

Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb of Rotterdam visited the Designcollege on Wednesday. He attended a meeting for pupils about the death of 16-year-old Humeyra Oz, who was shot at the school on Tuesday. The police, Victim Support and Turkish consul Aytac Yilmaz also attended the meeting, NU.nl reports.

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Dec 19 '18 11:10

Residents of the Netherlands' four largest cities can expect their parking permits to put a real dent in their budget next year. Amsterdam is the only one of the four cities not implementing a major price increase for next year, though the Dutch capital is still most expensive when it comes to parking costs, according to a survey by association Eigen Huis among 53 Dutch municipalities, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Dec 19 '18 07:40

A 31-year-old man arrested for shooting and killing a 16-year-old girl at a school in Rotterdam on Tuesday, has a criminal record. He was convicted last year and is currently on probation. A spokesperson for the Public Prosecutor could not say for what crime exactly the man was convicted, RTL Nieuws reports.

The young victim's name was Humeyra Öz, according to newspaper AD. NOS identifies the suspect as Bekir E. 

Essenburgstraat in Rotterdam
Dec 18 '18 14:58

A shooting at a Rotterdam school left a 16-year-old girl dead, according to police. The shooting took place on Essenburgstraat. Emergency services were called to the street and also Beukelsdijk at about 1:10 p.m. on Tuesday.

Police said the victim knew her assailant, a 31-year-old Rotterdam man, who was arrested in the immediate aftermath. He was taken into custody nearby on Bergselaan.

Authorities did not disclose how the suspect and victim are connected.

Sarah Papenheim
Dec 17 '18 11:00

A 23-year-old Rotterdam man arrested for involvement in the murder of 21-year-old American student Sarah Papenheim told her that he was going to kill three people, one of Sarah's friends told American news service ABC News.

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Dec 14 '18 11:50

Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb does not want to go through with an alcohol ban set to be implemented in Wijkpark Oude Westen next year. It is better to offer help instead of fining homeless people caught violating the alcohol ban, he said in the city council meeting, RTV Rijnmond reports.

Sarah Papenheim
Dec 14 '18 10:10

A young woman stabbed to death in a student complex in Rotterdam on Wednesday was identified as Sarah Papenheim, a 21-year-old American drummer and student studying psychology at Erasmus University, according to multiple Dutch news sources. The police confirmed to RTL Nieuws that the victim had American nationality.

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