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Office building in Amsterdam shot with rocket launcher

An office building in Amsterdam was shot late last night with an anti-tank weapon. A suspect has been arrested.

Published: June 22, 2018, 11:26 am

    Amsterdam

    Around 23.00 a witnesses heard a huge bang in Amsterdam Sloterdijk. The police found a broken window. Nobody was injured.

    There are several companies in the shelled property, including Pijper Media, publisher of magazines such as Playboy and a number of women’s fashion titles. The editors of these journals work in the building. The police are investigating which company was the target of the fire, Dutch news outlet NOS reported.

    According to the Telegraaf, the office block, ONE20, is a multi-tenant building.

    The police do not yet know why this particular building was targeted. The perpetrator apparently cut the wires of the security cameras.

    Dutch police would not release the name or nationality of the perpetrator, suggesting that it may be “sensitive” and possibly have a terror-link.

    Also last night Dutch police detained the occupant of the apartment in the Kanaleneiland district of Utrecht where an explosion took place, report well-informed sources.

    The man was arrested directly by the police last night. A spokesman for the police did not want to confirm the arrest. “We can not make any statements about that yet. We are doing research right now. The criminal investigation department is now busy hearing witnesses.”

    The explosion followed a stabbing to which the police was called. Six homes remained closed as a precaution. The residents had to spend the night elsewhere.

    A Dutch policeman was injured in the operation after he had to jump from a window to escape the flames.

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