Man on palace roof in Amsterdam

Police cordoned off part of Dam square in Amsterdam this morning following the discovery of a man on the roof of the Royal Palace. The man, who appeared confused, is sitting on top of the statute on the roof.

Police told ANP news service on Friday morning that they do not know how the man got onto the roof and are trying to persuade him to come down. The fire brigade have spread mattresses on the ground to catch him should he fall or jump.

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