Two passengers released after false alarm

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1 November 2005, AMSTERDAM — Two men were arrested on a train in Amsterdam on Tuesday after they were allegedly spotted with a "suspicious package". But their bag was found to contain nothing harmful.

1 November 2005

AMSTERDAM — Two men were arrested on a train in Amsterdam on Tuesday after they were allegedly spotted with a "suspicious package". But their bag was found to contain nothing harmful.

The pair were dressed in djellabas. These are long, loose, hooded garments, worn especially in Muslim countries.

The men were travelling on an international train from France. They repeatedly went to the toilet with a "suspicious package".

Train services between Amsterdam Central Station and Muiderpoort Station in the east of the city were suspended by order of the police. A specialist arrest team then moved in. Police covered the suspects' heads before leading them from the train.

The men were released by 8pm after their rucksack was found to contain only CDs and KOran texts. 

The incident caused serious delays to train services to and from Amsterdam on Tuesday evening.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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