Police free hostages in The Hague

20th March 2007, Comments 0 comments

20 March 2007, AMSTERDAM - The police have ended a hostage situation on the De La Reyweg in The Hague.

20 March 2007

AMSTERDAM - The police have ended a hostage situation on the De La Reyweg in The Hague.

At about 11 a.m. an arrest team forced entry into the home where armed robbers had taken shelter after a failed attempt to rob a shop.

The police arrested four suspects. There were no injuries. The police are investigating how many residents of the house were being held hostage.

The armed individuals had tried to rob a shop in the nearby Dierenselaan. They fired several shots and fled once police arrived on the scene.

Their attempt to escape on a moped failed however and they ran into a nearby home. The police initially thought there were only two robbers, but is not ruling out that four of the people found in the home were involved.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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