Netherlands: Muslim Gunman Storms TV Station, Threatens To Blow Up Multiple “Radioactive” Bombs
On the outside he appeared cool, calm, and collected. But there was something else entirely that was happening inside. Did it have anything to do with Islam? There’s no confirmation as of yet, but behavior and threats such as this make it highly suspect …
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NOS went off air for an hour after the smartly dressed suspect, who was carrying a silenced pistol, seized control of the studio.
But cameras continued to roll, recording the moment police rushed into to disarm him…
Police said in a statement that the man demanded airtime and threatened that bombs would go off at several locations around the Netherlands if his demand was not met.
Wearing a black suit and tie, the man entered the studio after threatening a guard with a pistol, witnesses said. It was unclear how he passed through security, which was increased after the attacks in Paris earlier this month.
… cameras were recording as he paced back and forth in front of them. Speaking to a man off camera, the suspect said: ‘The things that are going to be said (pause) those are very large world affairs…
The teenager – who has been named in Dutch media as Tarik Zahzah – lives in the central Dutch town of Pijnacker, near the university town Delft, officials said, declining to provide details…
Police special forces swept the building for explosives and found nothing, police spokesman Christine Scholts said.
‘We are currently investigating who this man is and what he wants,’ she said. The police were looking into claims that he had accomplices around the country with explosives.
‘He took the security guard hostage and said he wanted air time. If they didn’t give it to him, he said there would be bombs in different places in the Netherlands that would explode if he didn’t get time on TV,’ Ms Scholts said…
The threats were reportedly also contained in a letter that the man took to the studio, a purported copy of which was aired by the RTL news channel.
‘Realise that I am not on my own,’ it said. ‘Furthermore, eight high explosives have been planted that contain radioactive material.'” Read more.