The 40-year-old man arrested last week in connection with a shooting incident at the Saudi embassy in The Hague had a terrorist motive for the attack, the public prosecution department has said.
The man was arrested last Thursday afternoon on suspicion of firing some 20 bullets at the embassy in the early hours of the morning. No-one was injured.
The department said the man is being held on suspicion of attempting to kill the embassy’s security guard and was acting with a terrorist motive because ‘he wanted to enforce his will on the embassy through his actions.’
He had earlier convictions for writing graffiti on the building, broadcaster NOS said.
The man was remanded in custody for 14 days on Monday while the investigation continues.
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