Two people were held hostage in a standoff that ended in a man dressed only in his underpants being arrested in Arnhem on Wednesday afternoon, the Arnhem mayor, police and Public Prosecutor said in a press conference. The man was in possession of a fake firearm, a fake bomb vest and several knives, NOS reports.
A SWAT team arrested a man clad only in his underwear in Arnhem after an armed standoff on Wednesday. The armed man barricaded himself in the district center on Rappardstraat and the police worked under the assumption that there were hostages in the building. According to the police, the situation is under control, ANP reports.
The COOP supermarket on Hommelseweg in Arnhem and various homes in the Klarendal neighborhood were evacuated on Wednesday afternoon due to reports about an armed man in the district center on Rappardstraat. Hommelseweg and a number of side streets are closed to everyone except the emergency services, AD and the Gelderlander report.
A SWAT team arrested a 28-year-old asylum seeker after he set two small fires in the asylum center in the Brabant town of Grave on Sunday, NU.nl reports.
The fires started around 7:00 p.m. A police spokesperson confirmed to NU.nl that the a 28-year-old resident of the asylum center was arrested on suspicion of arson.
Escaped criminal Elias A. was arrested by a SWAT team in Etten-Leur on Friday, more than five weeks after he escaped police custody in Rotterdam, Weekblad De Bode reports.
The 24-year-old fugitive escaped police custody while visiting a hospital in Rotterdam on January 18th, despite still being handcuffed. He is a suspect in two shootings, one kidnapping and a violent robbery.
The former leader of motorcycle gang No Surrender, Klaas Otto, was arrested from his bed in Bergen op Zoom on Friday morning, his lawyer Louis de Leon confirmed to Omroep Brabant. This arrest comes only four days after he was released from custody on Monday. His righthand man Janus de V. was also arrested, according to the broadcaster.
A police officer shot a suspect in Westervoort early on Monday morning after a report came in about a possible hostage situation and a man waving a knife around in a home on Klapstraat, the Gelderlander reports.
The police responded to the home around 1:40 a.m. with negotiators and a SWAT team. The negotiators tried to talk the man with the knife off the home's balcony, but to no avail. Eventually a police officer shot the man in the hip.
An air ambulance responded to the scene around 3:10 a.m. to take the wounded man to the hospital.
Two members of a police SWAT team were injured in an explosion in Spaarndam on Tuesday. One of them is in a serious condition, according to ANP.
The explosion happened around 6:30 p.m. on Inlaagpolder. The explosion happened in or near one of the team's cars. The two injured officers were near the car when it happened, a spokesperson for the police said to the news wire.
The spokesperson could not say exactly what happened or why the SWAT team was in Spaarndam.
On Monday the police arrested a Defense employee suspected of leaking police information to motorcycle gang No Surrender
The police arrested seven men and one woman during raids across the country early on Tuesday morning. The raids form part of a large scale investigation into cannabis cultivation, money laundering and forgery.
A man and a baby were killed after a fall from a window of a property on Eendrachtstraat in Amsterdam on Friday. Everything surrounding this incident is still very unclear, but the police believe that the man jumped out of his own volition with the baby in his arms
A mentally disturbed man committed suicide after causing an explosion in his home in Noordscheschut on Thursday night, the police said in a statement.
A massive fight at the Van der Valk hotel on Energieweg in Rotterdam on Thursday night, was between rival biker gangs the Hell's Angels and the Mongols, the police reports. A total of 23 members of these two gangs were arrested, one of them injured in the leg.
A train traveling from Brussels to Amsterdam was stopped at Hoofddorp station on Tuesday after a "suspicious person" was signaled. Witnesses saw a SWAT team dragging a person from the train
A fugitive shot by police in January during a failed traffic stop and arrest has filed a report against the officer, his attorney told broadcaster AT5. Luciano D. was shot in the arm by police as he drove off when police ordered him out of a car at a busy intersection in Amsterdam West.
A gunman stormed into a Roosendaal cafe Sunday morning and fired several shots before barricading himself in the building. It happened shortly after 10:45 a.m., with officers eventually arresting the man at about 1 p.m., Rosendaal police said.
Three suspects in possession of 35 Skorpion sub-machine guns were arrested on December 2 on Julianasingel in Oss, Noord Brabant. Two of the suspects were residents in Oss, of which one a 29 year-old career soldier. The other suspect is a 49 year-old resident of Oss, the third a 27 year-old Pole, without permanent residence.
A suspicious man reportedly caught trying to break into a Hilvarenbeek hunting lodge kept police at bay all night by throwing roof tiles at the responding officers. The incident began around 8 p.m. Sunday night, and finally ended 17 hours later when the man quietly surrendered.