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Netherlands foils possible concert attack

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 00:54

A Spanish man is detained by Dutch police after he was found driving a van with gas canisters near a Rotterdam concert venue. Ryan Brooks reports.

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A possible attack on a concert in the Netherlands thwarted on Wednesday (August 23). Police arresting a man driving a van loaded with gas canisters near Rotterdam. According to the the city's mayor, authorities were led to the suspect after a tip-off from Spain about a threat to a gig by California band the Allah-Las. "The bus stood out because it drove up and down a few times with a Spanish license plate and that was reason why the police pulled it over," said Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb. Bomb squads rifled through the vehicle to see if it was part of the threat. Sources tell Reuters there was no link to the attacks in Spain last week, but an investigation is ongoing. Police say they took the driver into custody for questioning and cancelled the show just before doors opened. No injuries were reported, and for now, Dutch counterterrorism has not escalated the country's threat level.

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Netherlands foils possible concert attack

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 00:54