Tag: Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Amsterdam: Victims of Afghan Knifeman are Americans

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Two people wounded in a knife attack at the Dutch capital’s busy main railway station on Friday are both American citizens who were visiting the Netherlands, the U.S. ambassador said Saturday as police investigated possible motives, including the possibility it was an extremist act.

Dutch policemen holding machine guns stand guard near the Scheepsvaartmuseum (Maritime Museum) in Amsterdam, on January 26, 2016, during an informal meeting of the EU-ministers of Interior and Justice. / AFP / ANP / Remko de Waal / Netherlands OUT (Photo credit should read REMKO DE WAAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Dutch Police Shoot Knifeman After Two Stabbed at Amsterdam Station

Dutch police responded to a ‘stabbing incident’ at Amsterdam Central railway station early Friday afternoon, shooting a suspect after two were stabbed. The suspect and two victims were taken to hospital after the incident, and police confirmed they had shot

Amsterdam

Report: Amsterdam’s Counter-Terrorism Police Not Yet Fit For Purpose

Critics have warned that despite being a target at some risk of attack, Amsterdam still does not have a dedicated well-trained and well-equipped counter-terrorism unit. Insiders say the problem lies with Amsterdam coming late to the formation of police surveillance units. For some

Amsterdam

Migrant Gangs Leave Severed Head On Amsterdam Street

In Amsterdam a severed head was found laying in the open street. It is just the latest gruesome murder in what is being called the “MOCRO War” involving North African migrants from Morocco. Amsterdam resident Stan Koeman made the discovery.

gay migrants

Gay Migrants Segregated In Dutch Shelters Against Minister’s Wishes

Despite a government minister’s opposition, five gay migrants in Amsterdam have been moved to a new location after they were threatened, spat on and attacked by other residents housed in their refugee centre. The threats and attacks against gay migrants are so

Spencer Stone

Train Hero Spencer Stone to Receive Purple Heart

Spencer Stone, one of three American heroes who thwarted a terrorist attack on a crowded French train last month will receive the Purple Heart on Thursday afternoon in the central courtyard of the Pentagon.