Man escapes murder bid in The Hague

20th September 2006, Comments 0 comments

20 September 2006, AMSTERDAM — Police called in a helicopter and closed down parts of The Hague after a failed assassination in the city centre on Tuesday afternoon.

20 September 2006

AMSTERDAM — Police called in a helicopter and closed down parts of The Hague after a failed assassination in the city centre on Tuesday afternoon.

The unnamed person was attacked in the Boekhorststraat shortly before 2pm. Despite two gunshot wounds to his upper leg, he managed to get away. A passer-by was wounded in the calf.

Police quickly closed down the area between Koninginnegracht, Zuidwal and Paviljoensgracht.

People working in the area were told to leave and local residents were not allowed to go to their houses or cars. A police helicopter spent the next few hours hunting for the gunmen.

A suspect was arrested near Helena van Doeverenplein shortly before 3.30pm. Police continued to search cellars in the area for a second person.

The motive for the apparent gangland hit has not been established.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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