Armed man takes hostages in a Dutch bar | EUROtoday

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As of: March 30, 2024 11:26 a.m

An armed man has taken a number of hostages in a bar within the Dutch metropolis of Ede. The police cordoned off the world and round 150 residences had been evacuated for security causes.

Several folks had been taken hostage in a bar within the Dutch city of Ede close to Utrecht. This was confirmed by a neighborhood spokesman.

A big police presence cordoned off the world within the heart of the town, Dutch media reported. According to police, round 150 residences had been evacuated. At the identical time, the authorities referred to as for folks to keep away from the middle of the town. The retailers had been closed.

No proof of an act of terrorism

According to data from the newspaper “de Telegraaf”, there may be mentioned to be an armed man in a “petticoat” who claims to have explosives with him.

There are particular models on website which, in accordance with data from broadcaster NOS, are additionally geared up with a robotic to defuse explosive gadgets. There isn’t any proof of a terrorist motive, the police emphasised.

There are many inquiries about what occurred, in accordance with the police. No additional particulars shall be launched as a result of this might be “to the detriment of the hostages.” Train companies have been suspended in the intervening time.