Friday 24 January 2020

Man arrested after 180 km car chase which ended in Amsterdam


Dutch police arrested a man in Amsterdam on Monday night after a car chase which started in Germany earlier in the day.

The man was driving a car which was stopped in a routine control near Dinslaken in Germany when police found what they thought was a weapon. At that point, the man drove off at high speed.

German then Dutch police gave chase over a 180 kilometre route along the A12, A30 and A1. The car was brought to a stop in Amsterdam, when police fired twice at the tyres to immobilise the vehicle.

Police have not named the man, but said he was driving a car with German number plates.

Update Tuesday afternoon: Police now say the man, who is 31, may have been involved in planting a fake bomb at a shopping centre in Duisburg in Germany.

German media also suggest the man may be a so-called Reichsbürger, a member of a group which refuses to recognse the legitimacy of the German state. Many also hold right-wing, anti-semitic and Nazi ideologies. has been free for 13 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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