Situation in Netherlands tense as many held hostage

Ade, Netherlands

Ade: In the city of Ade, Netherlands, police have surrounded the area where many people have been held hostage in a building. Police spokesman Simon Cloke told The Associated Press that people were being held hostage in the city of Adde, but declined to provide further details of the incident or say how many people were involved. Police posted on the social media platform ‘X’, “At present there is no indication of any terrorist motive behind this incident.”

Earlier, police evacuated 150 homes near a central square in the city of Ede, saying there was a person in the area “who could be a danger to them or others.” Miles) Pictures from the scene in Ede, a rural market town in the south-east, showed police and firefighters on the streets in a cordoned off area. The municipality said that all shops in the central part of Adde will remain closed.


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