Sunday 22 September 2019

Second person arrested for missile attack on magazine building


Police investigating an attack on the offices of a Dutch magazine three weeks ago have arrested a second person in Rotterdam.

An anti-tank missile was fired at the Panorama building on Amsterdam’s Teleportboulevard on June 21 in an incident linked to a criminal biker gang. A 41-year-old man who was arrested the following morning was reported to be the president of the Woerden chapter of the Caloh Wagoh Main Triad club.

On Wednesday police confirmed a report on Panorama’s website that a 25-year-old man from Rotterdam had been arrested. Both suspects have been detained in custody.

Police are still investigating the motive for the attack, but it is thought it may be a response to articles in the magazine focusing on the murder of a member of Amsterdam’s underworld who was a member of the gang.

Nobody was injured in the blast and staff are continuing to work in the building. has been free for 12 years, but now we are asking our readers to help. Your donation will enable us to keep providing you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch.
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