Hostage situation in eastern Dutch town Ede – police

By Thomson Reuters Mar 30, 2024 | 4:39 AM

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) -Several people were being held hostage in the eastern Dutch town of Ede on Saturday and police evacuated homes in the area, police said.

Several special police units had been deployed to the scene, a building in the centre of town, police said in a statement posted on social media. They added that 150 homes had been evacuated and the public was asked to stay away from the area.

(Reporting by Anthony Deutsch, Editing by William Maclean)