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An array of weaponry collected by Rotterdam district police during an amnesty period in early 2019
Mar 10 '20 11:50

Despite the success of a 2019 weapons collections program, where anyone with armaments can dispose of them no questions asked, authorities say they have no plans to roll out a nationwide version of the event, sources told broadcaster NOS.

A local version organized in Rotterdam last January and February was considered a success, with over 260 weapons and 650 kilograms of ammunition collected. The weapons included 60 firearms, 43 knives, and various other items like Samurai-style swords and brass knuckles, police said at the time.

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Jul 26 '19 11:00

Three teenagers from Ede and Bennekom were arrested on Wednesday for illegally selling weapons, including at least one automatic firearm, online, the police said in a statement. They will be arraigned on Friday.

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Mar 14 '19 15:50

Two videos on Dutch video streaming site Dumpert, showing a man with an automatic weapon, led the police to confiscating the gun in question as well as "an arsenal of other weapons" in Bunnik on Tuesday, the police said in a statement.

The two videos were posted on Dumpert on February 8th. They show a man, with his face covered by an emoticon, firing an automatic weapon. The police immediately launched an investigation, which led them to a home in Bunnik. 

262 weapons surrendered to Rotterdam police during no-questions-asked action, 4 Feb 2019
Feb 5 '19 13:30

Over the past two weeks 262 weapons, including 60 firearms and 650 kilos of ammunition, were handed in to the Rotterdam police. The no-questions-asked surrender action came from a Rotterdam citizens' initiative intended to reduce the number of firearms in Rotterdam and its surroundings, NOS reports

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Jul 3 '18 10:10

The police arrested a 40-year-old man from The Hague on the suspicion that he detonated hand grenades at two coffeeshops in Delft in May. The man had a hand grenade, weapons and ammunition in his car when he was arrested last month, the Public Prosecutor announced on Monday.

The man was arrested on June 12th, along with two other suspects. Until recently the suspects were in restricted custody, which is why more details about the arrests were only announced on Monday.

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Jan 16 '15 11:25

"Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister Bert Koenders says he is “shocked” about the terrorist plot in Belgium broken up by security officials there on Thursday. The Labour party politician says it justifies the need for the government and the people of the Netherlands to remain cautious and vigilant.

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Jun 30 '14 11:54

Police in Zoetermeer shot a man down on Saturday night when he failed to comply with instructions from the officers. The man was injured, and has been brought to hospital.

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May 29 '14 10:38

A man brandishing a sledgehammer as well as a firearm attacked a police officer on the Hellendaalstraat in Rotterdam on Wednesday. The police officer shot the attacker in the leg.

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Nov 4 '13 00:05

A 24-year-old man from Leusden, near Amersfoort, was severely beaten by a large group this weekend.The police are looking for witnesses.

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Sep 13 '13 02:39

An exercise at Schiphol airport on Thursday was aborted because someone was seen carrying a firearm.

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Apr 15 '13 17:05

Two men robbed an armored car in Alphen aan den Rijn, in the province of South Holland. They took an unknown amount of money and fled on a grey scooter.

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