Hijacking scare on metro a "joke"

28th March 2007, Comments 0 comments

28 March 2007, AMSTERDAM – Passengers on the Caland line of the Rotterdam metro had a bit of a scare on Tuesday evening. At the Voorschoterlaan station an announcement was made on the intercom that "the train has been hijacked."

28 March 2007

AMSTERDAM – Passengers on the Caland line of the Rotterdam metro had a bit of a scare on Tuesday evening. At the Voorschoterlaan station an announcement was made on the intercom that "the train has been hijacked."

The metro driver was able to reassure passengers afterwards that there was no reason for alarm. It turned out to be a "bad joke by a group of boys," said a spokesperson for the city's RET transport company.

The spokesperson said that five or six boys managed to get into the empty driver's cabin at the back end of the train and announce the "hijacking" on the intercom, they left the cabin immediately after making the announcement.

The RET is still not sure how the boys got into the cabin. "The door was not forced. They either had a copy of a key, or the door wasn't properly closed. We are looking into this so that it can be avoided in future." The RET is examining surveillance camera footage to identify the boys.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

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