One of the suspects in an attack on media outlet Panorama in Amsterdam last year, partially confessed to his role in the attack. During the trial against the three suspects on Monday, 26-year-old Mike van den B. told the court that he was there when a rocket launcher was fired at the building on Teleportboulevard in Amsterdam-Sloterdijk, but that he didn't know that it was going to happen, AD reports.
The police had information that a serious crime was being planned shortly before the building housing Panorama's editorial offices in Amsterdam was shot at with a rocket launcher in June. When the attack happened, the police were already keeping an eye on some of the important suspects, Het Parool reports.
A third suspect was arrested in connection with a rocket launcher being fired on the Panorama building in Amsterdam in June. The police believe this 45-year-old man from Spijkenisse was the person who fired the weapon, ANP reports.
The man was arrested on his way to work on Tuesday morning. He is in restricted custody, which means that he is only allowed contact with his lawyer.
A second suspect was arrested for firing a rocket launcher at the building housing magazine Panorama in Amsterdam, the police confirmed on Wednesday. The man from Rotterdam was arrested on Monday.
A 41-year-old man arrested on suspicion of firing a rocket launcher at the Amsterdam building that houses Panorama and Nieuwe Revu, is no longer suspected of firing the weapon. He was not at the crime scene when the shooting happened, the Public Prosecutor said on Monday.
An anti-tank weapon was fired at an office building on Teleportboulevard in Amsterdam on Thursday night. A suspect was arrested during the early hours of Friday morning, the police said in a statement.
The incident happened around 11:00 p.m. The building's windows were knocked out. No one was injured. The anti-tank weapon was found in the area and confiscated.
The most well known type of anti-tank weapon is a rocket launcher. Whether that was what was used here is not clear.
The police are investigating.