Gunman at Prime time NOS Studio

A man waving a fake gun has been arrested in a studio of Dutch news broadcaster NOS, demanding airtime.

Normally, journalists need to chase news events. It is rarely when the news  are coming to them at the studio.

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Staff were evacuated from the building in the Media Park in the city of Hilversum.

Armed police then stormed into the studio and overpowered him.

Prosecutors later said that the man, aged 19 and from the town of Pijnacker near The Hague, was in police custody.

He is being held on suspicion of making a threat, weapons possession and taking a hostage, officials added.

Police combed the building, declaring it safe shortly after 22:00

Justice and Safety Minister Ivo Opstelten said it appeared that the man had been acting on his own.

During the disruption to the NOS news program, the channel broadcast a message reading: “In connection with circumstances, no broadcast is available at this time.”

 

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