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Apple Store hostage situation ends after hostage escapes, and police hit the suspect with a car


As reported by Bloomberg, a scary situation played out today at Apple’s flagship Amsterdam store as a man in camouflage gear and a balaclava fired a gun and then held someone hostage there for several hours before being apprehended. The hostage was reportedly an Apple Store customer from somewhere outside the Netherlands.

Pictures of the scene showed the hostage seated opposite the suspect, with his hands in cuffs behind his back. There were four other people in the store hiding in a closet, but the suspect apparently did not realize they were there. The store is located in Leidseplein, a busy area in the city center with many people around, some of whom live-streamed footage as the hostage situation continues. Dozens of other people were also inside when the incident began, but they managed to escape before things came to an end.

A standoff with police lasted from about 5:30 PM local time until 10:45 PM, when the hostage ran out of the store, with the suspect close behind. As reported by AT5 Echt Amsterdams Nieuws and confirmed in tweets from the police, police on the scene hit the running suspect with an armored BMW X5. As the suspect lay motionless on the ground, police sent over a robot to check them for explosives, confirming none were present.

It’s unclear what prompted the incident, but according to the details from the police, the suspect is a 27-year-old who sent selfies and other photos to AT5 during the incident that appeared to show him wearing a bomb vest. Amsterdam newspaper The Parole reported many details released during a press conference afterward, as police said the hostage-taker requested water which was brought into the store by a robot. The hostage took that opportunity to run for safety.

According to the police, their strategy was to wear down the suspect with negotiations. At some point, he demanded 200 million in cryptocurrency (what coin or denomination is unclear), as well as safe passage away from the Apple Store. Apple has not commented on the incident, and the police did not give a motive. However, The Parole reports the police commander pointed out that the suspect’s gear was not in line with plans to attempt a robbery, and they believe he acted alone.





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