Father of two dies during ‘incident’ with police near Waddinxveen

Police cordon at the Haaksbergen crash siteA 39-year old man has died during a ‘violent arrest’ by police, reports the AD on Friday.

The man, who has been named as father of two Paul Selier from The Hague, is apparently seen being repeatedly punched by police as they shout at him to cooperate on video given to Oproep West.

The video of the incident in Waddinxveen, near Gouda, early on Friday morning was taken by a passing scooter driver, the paper says.

The Hague’s public prosecution service said in a tweet that the national crime investigation department is investigating ‘the death of a 39-year-old man this morning in Waddinxveen, after an incident in which police were involved.’

It did not confirm whether or not the images circulating were of the incident, or the name of the man. ‘Exactly what happened is currently being investigated,’ it added.

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