Police in mystery raid on Amsterdam home

28th January 2005, Comments 0 comments

28 January 2005, AMSTERDAM — A suspected kidnapping in the south of Amsterdam on Friday proved to be a false alarm after police raided a house in Soetendaal.

28 January 2005

AMSTERDAM — A suspected kidnapping in the south of Amsterdam on Friday proved to be a false alarm after police raided a house in Soetendaal.

Police in body armour sealed off several streets in the suburb of Buitenveldert and evacuated students of a VMBO vocational secondary school in the vicinity.

A house was then raided soon after 1.30pm and police had expected to find a kidnapped man in the home, but the building was empty. Bystanders said the residents of the house are away on a holiday, RTL News reported.

There had been initial speculation that the operation was linked to the deaths of a man and woman in the area. A four-year-old girl was found unhurt in the house where the victims were discovered on Thursday night.

The victims were of South American origin, but police have not released any details about the deaths and it is also unknown if a suspect has been identified. Police ruled out any link between the deaths and Friday's operation.


[Copyright Expatica News 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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