Hostage-taker in Amsterdam demanded billions in ransom

Dutch policePhoto: AP Photo / Peter Dejong

The man who took around 70 people hostage on Tuesday in an Apple store in Amsterdam demanded 2 billion kroner in ransom, the police say.

The five-hour drama had a happy ending, and the hostage-taker – a 27-year-old man from Amsterdam – was arrested.

The man was equipped with several weapons, but no shots were fired. When one of the hostages fled the store, the man ran after the person but was hit by a police vehicle.

“We managed to end the situation by hitting the hostage-taker with a car when he ran outside,” police said on Twitter.

According to Amsterdam police chief Frank Paauw, the 27-year-old was seriously injured in the collision and is hospitalized.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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