Attacker of Royal Family planned earlier assault

5th September 2009, Comments 0 comments

The man who committed a suicide attack on the Queen's Day parade on 30 April, Karst Tates, had been considering an attack on the royal family as early as 2004. This has been revealed by an investigation of the National Investigative Police.

The Netherlands - The man who committed a suicide attack on the Queen's Day parade on 30 April, Karst Tates, had been considering an attack on the royal family as early as 2004.

This has been revealed by an investigation of the National Investigative Police.

In the attack, seven bystanders died. None of the royals were injured.

Police investigators established that Mr Tates acted alone and that his action was ill-prepared.

Karst Tates drove his car at a speed of 112 kph through a crowd of spectators as the Royal Family passed in an open-topped bus.

His car crashed into a monument by the roadside, having mowed down scores of bystanders.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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