Man 'knew of Dutch shooting spree plans'

10th July 2011, Comments 0 comments

Dutch prosecutors say a man knew that Tristan van der Vlis was planning to kill himself and others before he went on a shooting spree in a shopping centre in Alphen aan den Rijn last April, killing six people.

The man is suspected of having committed an offence by not alerting the police to the situation. The man’s lawyer says his client has committed no crime.

The maximum sentence for not coming forward with information about plans to commit a serious offence is one year in prison.

A report on police investigations into Van der Vlis and the Alphen shooting is to be presented on Monday. Prosecutors say the role of the man in question will be made clear in the report.

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