Hostage-taking at Dutch radio station ends peacefully



Thu, 17 Aug 2017 - 08:58 GMT


Thu, 17 Aug 2017 - 08:58 GMT

Heavy armed Police  - REUTERS

Heavy armed Police - REUTERS

AMSTERDAM - 17 August 2017: A man held a woman hostage at a radio station in the Netherlands for a little more than an hour on Thursday before he released her and was arrested, Dutch police said.

A police spokeswoman told Reuters the woman had suffered no serious injury but had been taken to an ambulance for examination. The spokeswoman said she had no information about the hostage-taker's possible motive.

A Reuters reporter on the scene could see police had partially cordoned off the building in the city of Hilversum.

ANP Nieuws reported earlier the man had had a dispute with the woman, an employee at the station, outside the building, and then forced her to accompany him inside at knifepoint.



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