Peoples Digest Online – A possible hostage situation has been reported at a Dutch radio station.
There appears to have been a conflict involving an armed man at NPO 3FM in Hilversum.
Agents are reported to have found a knife and a bag in the street about fifty yards from the building, according to local media.
Dutch police cordoned off the area while national broadcaster NOS reported a man forced his way into the station after threatening a couple with a knife. There is said to be a negotiator attempting to “de-escalate” the situation.
Officers are on the scene and have cordoned off the building in the city of Hilversum, NOS said. The station’s broadcasting is continuing at the moment with no sign of disruption.
The NOS said a man forced his way into the building after making threats to a couple outside.
The incident follows the departure of one of the radio station’s most popular disk jockeys on Wednesday.
DJ Giel Beelen announced he was leaving the station after 19 years, probably to accept a job at a different broadcaster.
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