CORRECTED: Armed man interrupts Dutch TV before being overpowered

29th January 2015, Comments 0 comments

An armed man disrupted Dutch television on Thursday evening when he entered the building of public broadcaster NOS demanding airtime before being overpowered by police, images showed.

The man, speaking fluent Dutch and carrying what appeared to be a pistol, could be seen pacing in an empty studio before being arrested.

The NOS building in the city of Hilversum was evacuated. The incident interrupted NOS's 8:00 pm (1900 GMT) newscast.

In footage later shown on NOS, the gunman, wearing a dark suit, white shirt and dark tie, could be seen before the cameras speaking calmly as he claimed to represent a "hackers collective".


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