Skip to Content

Police agents cordon off building in Schiedam. Twitter
Rotterdam

Outcry after migrant hacks police dog to death

The Rotterdam police are in mourning. A brave animal, a police dog working at the Special Interventions Service (DSI), met with a terrible end. His death was announced on a Facebook page of the Dutch police.

Published: June 7, 2018, 9:08 am

    Police dog Robbie intervened when a migrant waving an ax in Schiedam threatened the public. The animal was hacked to death while protecting his handler.

    “This hero made the highest sacrifice during a detention in Schiedam,” the police reported in the post. On the photo the injured police dog with bandage around his neck and hind is shown. He was attacked by the migrant and died shortly after the incident of his injuries.

    Robbie was a part of an arrest team and the blow to his human friends have been hard, a statement said. The dog started working with his dog handler in January this year. “Robbie was exceptional, because he was very social for an attack dog.”

    Robbie has been cremated and his ashes were scattered over the terrain where he received his training.

    “Partly because he performed his task excellently, members of the arrest team were able to overpower the man. The investigation of the National Criminal Investigation Department is still ongoing, which should show what exactly happened,” law enforcement officials said.

    The police in Schiedam thanked the public on Facebook for their sympathy. “Of course we all wanted everyone (including dog Robbie) to come home safely. Unfortunately, this has not been the case.”

    A migrant was reported while standing on his balcony with an ax, waving it in a threatening manner and screaming “Allahu Akbar”. Despite repeated attempts, the Islamist would not calm down.

    Agents together with the police dog then broke into the home of the 26-year-old Syrian, who attacked the police and the dog. An agent wrotes on his Instagram account: “The dog was badly injured in protecting his colleagues, and later the sad news came that these serious injuries had been fatal.”

    The police do not want to make any statements about the further developments after the migrant was shot in the confrontation, because the investigation is still ongoing.

    It is clear, however, that the suspect is known to the police as well as several aid organisations. “However, this is an escalation that we did not see coming. We are going to investigate the entire situation in the near future”, the police spokesperson told Hart van Nederland.

    According to the Schiedam mayor Cor Lamers, the migrant was probably suffering from psychosis. “It is serious that this happened in a residential area. Although the situation took place in a home, bystanders did see what was happening. I can imagine that it was frightening,” he added.

    The deadly confrontation in Tempel Street happened on 30 May, only days after a jihadist in Belgium attacked and killed two female police officers and fatally shot a passer-by.

    The alleged terrorist, on the day of his release from prison, executed two female police officers with their own guns and shot dead a trainee teacher before he was killed in a shootout after taking two women hostage at a school in the Belgian city of Liege.

    The terrorist, a well-known drug dealer wearing black, shouted “Allahu Akbar” on his bloody rampage which left another four officers wounded.

    Despite a prison service assessment warning that he was “ultra-violent” and on a terror watchlist over suspicions he had become radicalised in 2017, he had been released.

    “It is clear that the assassin’s objective was to attack the police,” Christian Beaupere, head of the Liege police force, told the media.

    The terrorist was “already on the run” after committing another murder the previous night in the town of On, in southern Belgium, a source told AFP. Prosecutors however would not confirm the links, citing an ongoing investigation.

    Keep ​your language polite​. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in​,​ for example​, ​Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.

    If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violation​s​ of​ any​ law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.

    If your comments are subject to preview ​by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.

    We reserve the right to del​ete​ comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.

    Europe

    Ukraine, a terror state?

    New leader of Donetsk People’s Republic: The former leader of Donetsk People’s Republic Alexander Zakharchenko was assasinated by Ukrainian Security Service.

    Luxemburg minister swears at Salvini as immigration summit turns ugly

    This past week the interior ministers of the member states of the European Union met in Vienna where Jean Asselborn, a member of the Socialist Workers’ Party, and Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Affairs in Luxembourg, inadvertently boosted conservatives.

    Dalai Lama in Sweden: ‘Europe belongs to Europeans’

    The Tibetan Buddhist leader Dalai Lamas message is that Europe belongs to Europeans and refugees should return to their home countries as soon as the danger is over. Swedish journalists quickly changed from celebrating the peace laureate to suggesting the old monk is ignorant.

    French conservatives question proposed Arabic teaching at schools

    French conservatives on Tuesday criticised the "revival of teaching of Arabic" in schools welcomed by Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer. 

    Dutch government faces legal trouble after aiding terrorists

    The "moderate" rebels in Syria were not moderate at all, the recent scandal in the Netherlands has demonstrated yet again. Faced with mounting legal problems, the Dutch government has been forced to cut loose the jihadists. At least one prosecutor seems to believe that the government committed a crime.

    Dutch government supported armed groups designated as terrorists

    The HagueThe Dutch government supported an armed group in Syria that has been labeled as a terrorist organisation by the country's own Public Prosecution Service.

    Anti-establishment sentiment grows in Sweden

    The establishment parties dropped in yesterday’s election in Sweden, but far from what would be expected from early polls. The Social Democrats and Conservatives remain the biggest parties, with anti establishment Sweden Democrats at third place, growing from 12.9 to 17.6 percent. However, the party could still play an decisive role, since the difference between the socialist and conservative block is one single seat.

    Marine Le Pen welcomes rise of Sweden Democrats

    Marine Le Pen, leader of the French National Rally - formerly known as the National Front - welcomed the rise of the Sweden Democrats.

    Swedish elections: Anti-immigration party set to be largest

    Today the Swedes are going to vote for a new parliament, as well as regional and local representatives. The anti-immigration party, the Sweden Democrats are expected to rise to the position of biggest party, while a completely new Alternative for Sweden has a chance to enter the parliament.

    Spain’s new Matteo Salvini?

    The new Italian government, under the leadership of Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, has managed to stop the flood of migrants crossing the Mediterranean to Italy. But now Spain is struggling. Who will lead Spain out of the quagmire?

    Go to archive