Netherlands: anti-terror unit arrest man shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’

A 22 year-old man has been arrested this afternoon in The Hague after creating a threatening situation by shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ with a gas container. Witnesses say he allowed gas to escape from the container, which according to police contained laughing gas.

Footage shows heavy police presence, including several snipers and masked members of anti-terror units. The man’s car was searched and declared safe. He is being held on suspicion of making threats.

There have been two acknowledged islamic terror attacks in The Netherlands so far this year, one in The Hague on May 5th and one in Amsterdam on August 31st. Aside from those, a man was arrested near the parliament building for declaring he was on his way to kill Geert Wilders, there was a terrorist bomb threat in Tilburg on August 20th and there have been several incidents with the infamous knife wielding ‘confused men’, often shouting “Allahu Akbar – during one of those, in Schiedam on May 30th, a police dog was killed.

 

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