Police station evacuated over bomb find

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10 January 2006, AMSTERDAM — A police station in the Buitenveldert district of Amsterdam was evacuated on Tuesday afternoon amid concerns there was a bomb in the building.

10 January 2006

AMSTERDAM — A police station in the Buitenveldert district of Amsterdam was evacuated on Tuesday afternoon amid concerns there was a bomb in the building.

The suspect device was among a large number of electrical items brought to the police station after officers searched a house.

The station on Leyenberghlaan was cleared at 1.30pm on Tuesday and a bomb disposal team (EOC) was summoned to deal with the situation.

The EOC team made the device, which consisted of a kilo of plastic explosives and a detonator, safe. Officers were allowed back into the station by 3pm.

A police spokesperson said the bomb was among audio and video equipment, computers and navigation systems seized by officers investigating a series of burglaries.

The police declined to go into details about the search operation or say where it took place.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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