Friday 21 February 2020

Another letter bomb discovered, this time sent to Unisys in Leusden

One of the most recent letter bombs. Photo:

Another letter bomb has been found and made safe by the bomb squad, this time at a software company in Leusden, broadcaster NOS reports.

The letter, delivered to tech company Unisys which specialises in payment traffic systems, aroused suspicion after a police warning on Wednesday when two letter bombs exploded in Amsterdam and Kerkrade. No one was hurt in those explosions.

Police also showed a photograph of one of the packages, typically a bulky white envelope with two stamps and a printed address. The letters were sent by a blackmailer demanding to be paid in bitcoins.

In early January a number of letter bombs were sent to hotels, petrol stations and garages and a real estate office. All were preceded by a blackmail letter demanding payment. 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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