Dutch Station held up by gun wielding man

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Footage from Dutch TV station NOS shows a man who forced his way into its studios brandishing a fake gun. Armed police captured the man and no-one was injured.

Gun wielding Dutch man has stormed NOS studios in the Netherlands, demanding to be put on air. Police were at the scene not long after. No hostages were taken, and the building was evacuated.

Footage of the man, seen pacing up and down the studio in a suit is available online. He was holding a long slim line pistol with a suppressor while muttering “The things that are going to be said [pause] – those are very large world affairs. We were hired by the security service”.

The main evening news was disrupted. The channel broadcasted a message which read: “In connection with circumstances, no broadcast is available at this time”.

When police stormed the office the man is seen to put down his gun and surrender. It is not clear exactly what the motive was behind the act, but police did recover a list of demands.

Friday, 30th January. By Natasha Reis

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