Dutch police find nothing suspicious in train

4th January 2011, Comments 0 comments


A police bomb squad has not found anything suspicious in a train which was evacuated on Monday evening, after a female passenger reported suspicious behaviour by another passenger.

The international train travelling from the German city of Frankfurt to the Dutch capital Amsterdam was stopped outside the eastern Dutch town of Barneveld. The 300 passengers were evacuated and taken by bus to their destinations. Three farms in the vicinity were also evacuated as a precaution. After searching for a number of hours, the train was given the all clear just after midnight. All train services on the line were cancelled causing major disruption.

The female passenger had reported to German police early in the evening that she had seen a man acting suspiciously. The man left the train in Germany. It is not known at which station he got out. A spokesperson for the local council says police have not made any arrests.

It is also not known what led to the woman reporting the "suspicious behaviour". Mayor of Barneveld Jos Houben said the report sounded serious. He told Dutch public television station NOS "You cannot be careless with safety." Around 80 police were involved in the operation.


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