Police station evacuated over bomb find
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