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Netherlands: Security alert at Hoofddorp station following Brussels attacks01:03

Netherlands: Security alert at Hoofddorp station following Brussels attacks

Netherlands, Hoofddorp
March 22, 2016 at 19:10 GMT -00:00 · Published

Dutch police responded to a security alert at the train station in Hoofddorp, Tuesday, evacuating the station just hours after the deadly attacks in Brussels that left at least 34 dead.

There have been conflicting reports as to why the station was locked down, with some local media reporting that police stopped a train travelling from Brussels to Amsterdam as a precaution following Tuesday's attacks. Other reports suggest a train was stopped after police received reports of a passenger acting suspiciously and shouting threats.

The security alert in Hoofddorp came just hours after 34 people were killed and more than 180 injured in bomb attacks carried out on Brussels international airport and the Maelbeek metro station. The attacks occurred just four days after Salah Abdeslam, a suspect in November's jihadist attacks in Paris that killed 130 people, was captured by Belgian police in Brussels. The so-called Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS, ISIL) has claimed responsibility for Tuesday's attacks.

Netherlands: Security alert at Hoofddorp station following Brussels attacks01:03
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Dutch police responded to a security alert at the train station in Hoofddorp, Tuesday, evacuating the station just hours after the deadly attacks in Brussels that left at least 34 dead.

There have been conflicting reports as to why the station was locked down, with some local media reporting that police stopped a train travelling from Brussels to Amsterdam as a precaution following Tuesday's attacks. Other reports suggest a train was stopped after police received reports of a passenger acting suspiciously and shouting threats.

The security alert in Hoofddorp came just hours after 34 people were killed and more than 180 injured in bomb attacks carried out on Brussels international airport and the Maelbeek metro station. The attacks occurred just four days after Salah Abdeslam, a suspect in November's jihadist attacks in Paris that killed 130 people, was captured by Belgian police in Brussels. The so-called Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS, ISIL) has claimed responsibility for Tuesday's attacks.

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