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Several people taken hostage in the Netherlands and around 150 homes evacuated

14:24, Saturday, 30 March, 2024
Several people taken hostage in the Netherlands and around 150 homes evacuated

Authorities are responding to a security incident in Nieuwe Stationsstraat, Ede, on the morning of March 30. Early reports indicate that a person has taken hostages in a cafe, and claims to have explosives. Police, fire, and paramedic services are at the scene. A safety perimeter has been established and around 150 local residents have been evacuated. Train services have been postponed between Barneveld Zuid and Ede-Wageningen. The duration of the response operation remains unclear; authorities are likely to provide updates in the coming hours.

Road closures and heightened security will continue until the incident concludes.

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