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May 15 '19 08:05

The police fired warning shots on the A67 highway at the De Hogt junction near Veldhoven early on Wednesday morning. One person was arrested on the highway. This person fled after the police stopped a truck with foreign license plates. Four others are still on the run, NOS reports.

The police pulled the truck over because it was suspected that the truck had been stolen. When the police forced the driver to stop, he fled. At the same time, another car with foreign license plates also stopped. The people in this car also fled.

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Apr 29 '19 12:30

A police officer was run over by a fleeing motorist in Maastricht during the early hours of Sunday morning. The officer was treated in hospital for multiple bruises before being sent home to recover. The motorist, a 31-year-old man from Maastricht, was arrested, the police said in a statement.

The police wanted to pull the motorist over for a traffic check on Koningin Emmaplein at around 3:45 a.m. The motorist ignored the signal to pull over and sped away. The police gave chase. 

Three cops hurt while arresting aggressive man in Waalwijk, 21 Jan 2019
Jan 22 '19 08:59

Three police officers were injured on Monday afternoon while they were arresting a 30-year-old man in Waalwijk. Two officers in training noticed the man on Stationsstraat because he was hitting cars with a stick. When they asked a third officer for help in arresting him, the man turned on them.

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Oct 8 '18 14:00

The police shot a man who was walking on an Emmeloord street carrying knives in the leg on Monday morning. He was arrested and taken to hospital for treatment, the police said in a statement.

The incident happened on Veluwelaan. "At around 7:30 a.m. multiple reports came in from local residents that saw the man walking on the street with knives", the police said. During the arrest, a responding officer first fired a warning shot, according to the police. "After that the suspect was shot in the leg, after which officers could overpower him."

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Apr 16 '18 07:17

The police fired warning shots during a confrontation with an unknown number of suspects on the parking lot of a retirement home on  Nigtevechthof in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Sunday night. Four suspects were arrested after a chase. No one was injured, the police said on Twitter.

Local residents called the police to report shots fired around 10:00 p.m. Witnesses told AT5 that a total of eight shots were fired, six of which happened in quick succession. The police can not yet say whether there was an actual shooting.

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Feb 12 '18 07:56

The police fired warning shots while arresting a 36-year-old man in Dordrecht on Sunday evening. He is suspected of falsely reporting a threat to the Turkish embassy in The Hague. No one was injured, AD reports.

Around 7:00 p.m. on Sunday the man called the embassy and said that two people are planning an attack at the embassy, the police said, according to the newspaper. The police decided not to take any risks, and deployed extra security to the embassy while investigators tracked down the person who made the call.

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Jan 1 '18 08:44

The Netherlands rang in the new year with several shooting incidents. Two people were injured in shootings in Capelle aan den IJssel and the Groningen village of 't Zandt. In Roosendaal the police shot a man suspected of threatening others with a firearm. And police officers fired warning shots at fleeing suspects in Rotterdam.

Police close down the Apolloburg in Nieuwegein after a fatal shooting, 28 Nov 2017
Nov 28 '17 14:20

A 43-year-old man from Nieuwegein was killed when perpetrators opened fire on his car on Apolloburg in Nieuwegein on Tuesday morning. This murder is connected to an assassination on the same street in 2013, 'well established sources' told AD.

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Oct 3 '17 08:13

The police fired a warning shot on Stationplein in front of Amsterdam Central Station while arresting two men after a report of firearm possession on Monday afternoon, AD reports.

The police received the report around 4:30 p.m. It said that two men were seen at the station with a firearm. Two suspects, aged 21 and 48 years, were arrested after a warning shot was fired. No firearm was found on them, but they were still in custody on Monday night, according to the newspaper.

A police officer aiming his service weapon
Aug 8 '17 12:20

A police officer fired a warning shot in Nieuwegein on Monday evening while arresting a half-naked, aggressive man with a knife, the Utrecht police said on Twitter. 

Witnesses reported to the police seeing the man walking around on Nedereindseweg, which runs parallel to the A2 highway, NOS reports. The man had no shirt on and was walking with knife in hand. 

When police officers arrived at the scene, the man turned on them and tried to attack. The cops were able to overpower him using a warning shot, pepper spray and the police dog. 

Angry man arrested on the Binnenhof in The Hague, 5 Jan 2017
Apr 26 '17 14:40

A Koninklijke Marechaussee officer that fired a warning shot on the Binnenhof in The Hague during an arrest early this year, will not be prosecuted. His actions were justified, the Public Prosecutor concluded based on an investigation by the Rijksrecherche - the department that handles internal investigations for the Dutch authorities, ANP reports.

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Aug 22 '16 14:40

The police fired a warning shot on the Piet Heinkade in Amsterdam during the early hours of Monday morning while arresting a "potentially armed and dangerous suspect" who was involved in an earlier violent incident in Zaandam, the police said in a statement on their website.

Jul 11 '16 07:47

The police fired a warning shot while arresting a group of six boy aged between 13 and 18 years in Rotterdam on Sunday. The boys were walking around with a fake weapon

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May 31 '16 07:49

Police in the Netherlands used force over 10 thousand times last year, about the same number as in the previous few years, according to figures the police released on Monday

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Dec 11 '15 11:45

Three armed and masked men robbed a casino in the Zeeland town Burgh-Haamstede on Thursday night. They threatened two customers and staff members and took off with the customers' possessions and an amount of the casino's money. The suspects were arrested in Rotterdam a few hours later.

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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.

Jan 3 '14 16:14

Police officers in Amsterdam shot a man in his leg late Thursday night for threatening them with an ax.

Dec 27 '13 04:36

The Tilburg police fired a warning shot in the night of Wednesday on Thursday in order to apprehend a burglar, reported the police Thursday. There were not casualties.

Apr 29 '13 15:21

The police chased two suspects with 20 cars, 10 motorcycles and a helicopter to the entrance of the Amsterdamse Bos on Monday, after an armed robbery in Amsterdam-West.

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