Updated March 30th, 2024 at 21:48 IST

Hostages in Dutch Town Ede Rescued by Police, Man Detained

A hostage situation has emerged in the Dutch town of Ede, according to the local police.

Reported by: Shweta Parande
Hostages in Dutch Town Ede Rescued by Police, Man Detained | Image:AP
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Amsterdam: A hostage situation had emerged in the town of Ede in The Netherlands today, according to the local police. Reuters reports that all people who were being held hostage in the Dutch town of Ede on Saturday, March 30, have been rescued. The hostages were being held in a nightclub called Cafe Petticoat. A man exiting the nightclub has been arrested by the police.

The local police had also evacuated 150 homes in the area when the situation arose. However, the police maintain that the “situation is not over yet”.

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Special police units had been deployed to the location, which is a building in the centre of the town, said local police in a statement on social media.

The motive of the perpetrators is not known yet.

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This is a developing story.

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Published March 30th, 2024 at 15:26 IST