Suspects in Schiphol arrests released

16th February 2007, Comments 0 comments

16 February 2007, AMSTERDAM – The public prosecution department in Haarlem reports that the three men and one woman arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack using explosives were released on Thursday evening. An investigation failed to turn up any concrete evidence to confirm the suspicions.

16 February 2007

AMSTERDAM – The public prosecution department in Haarlem reports that the three men and one woman arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack using explosives were released on Thursday evening.  An investigation failed to turn up any concrete evidence to confirm the suspicions.

One of the four was taken into custody again however because he has been sentenced to 2.5 years in prison in Germany. The German authorities requested his extradition.

The Marechaussee arrested the four on Wednesday in connection with a threat of a terrorist attack on Schiphol. Surveillance at and around the airport was stepped up for some time.

The public prosecution department reports that no confirmation could be found that an actual terrorist attack was being planned. The justice department refused to give any more details about the people arrested.

[Copyright Expatica + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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