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Aug 21 '17 10:00

A truck driver was forced off the road by three cars on the Maas en Waalweg (N322) near Beneden-Leeuwen on Monday morning in an attempted robbery. The trucker survived the incident unharmed and nothing was stolen, RTL Nieuws reports.

"It was an attempted robbery in which my driver was forced to stop by three cars", the owner of Ünsal Transport in Roermond, which employs the trucker, said to Omroep Gelderland. The truck was transporting a cargo of clothes for Primark from Germany to the Netherlands, according to the broadcaster. The business owner added that shots were fired.

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Jul 12 '17 08:25

One person was injured and two people were arrested in what seemed to be a street fight in Zaandam on Tuesday night. Witnesses report that shots were fired, but the police could not confirm this, ANP reports.

The incident happened at 11:00 p.m. on Perim street. Exactly what happened is unclear. The police are investigating.

Whether the injured person had gunshot wounds is also unclear. He was taken to hospital and is not in life threatening danger, according to the news wire. 

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Jul 5 '17 07:58

A SWAT team of the Amsterdam police fired shots while arresting five people involved in an attempted ATM bombing on IJburglaan on Wednesday morning. No one was injured, the police said. IJburglaan is largely closed to traffic. 

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal squad is at the scene to clear away explosives set to be used in the ATM bombing. It is not clear how long this will take. 

Aug 5 '16 16:50

Reports of shots fired led to a wild chase through Amsterdam-West and the eventual arrest of three men on Thursday night, the police said in a statement on Friday.

Jul 13 '16 07:58

The police arrested four Belgian suspects on Tuesday night after a high speed chase that started near Zuidplein in Rotterdam and ended in Hoevenen in Belgium. Shots were fired during the chase, the police said in a statement on their website.

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May 16 '16 07:44

Three armed men broke into and robbed a home on Sloterweg in Amsterdam during the early hours of Sunday morning. Shots were fired during the robbery, but no one was hit. One of the home's residents did have to go to the hospital after being assaulted.

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May 16 '16 07:27

On Sunday The Hague police shot a man suspected of involvement in a stabbing incident in the city earlier that day. Both the suspect and his victim, a 45-year-old taxi driver, were taken to the hospital.

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Sep 17 '15 15:16

Four police officers form the Police Unit Rotterdam are in court today facing charges of firing their weapons against the rules, making false statements in a police report and embezzling money.

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Jun 1 '15 11:28

A man was shot in the leg by a police officer while he was trying to flee arrest in Susteren on Sunday night. According to the police, the man was clearly under the influence of drugs and tried to continue his flight even after he was shot. He was arrested on suspicion of destruction of property.

May 8 '15 11:44

Three people were injured in a fight at a bar in Sittart on Thursday. The police are investigating rumors that this incident is related to a conflict between outlaw motor cycle gangs.

May 4 '15 13:10

Two police officers fired two shots at a car on the corner of Javastraat and Tongerseweg in Maastricht on Sunday afternoon to prevent the car from crashing in to them.

Apr 20 '15 09:03

A 24 year old Romanian man was wounded when he was shot by a police officer in a house on Van Bleiswijkstraat, The Hague at around 15:30 on Sunday afternoon.

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Mar 5 '15 09:06

Shots were fired during a chase between the police and a car thief in Ospel this morning.

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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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Dec 26 '14 13:16

The police arrested four Groningen residents (aged 30, 31, 35 and 52 years) after a brawl on Pleiadenlaan last night. Shots were fired during the fight.

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Oct 7 '14 11:34

One person was injured on Monday night in The Hague when the police fired shots on the intersection of Hoefkade and Stationsweg.

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