Terrorist threat in Amsterdam: five suspects released

Of the seven people arrested in connection with a terrorist threat in Amsterdam, five have been released a day after their arrest, the Public Prosecutor’s Office has announced. Of the remaining two, only one is still being questioned about the reported threat to conduct suicide attacks in shopping malls, the other one is suspect of common criminal activities. Unspecified ‘others’ are still being questioned, but according to the statement, the attention now focuses on a as yet unidentified person who made the call from the Belgian capital Brussels that triggered the police and secret service action.

Over Hans de Vreij

Retired Dutch journalist. Covered EU, NATO, UN, security & defense. Was correspondent in Berlin, Brussels, Geneva, Prague. Studied Russian language & literature.
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