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Hostage situation unfolds in Amsterdam Apple store Amsterdam
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Hostage situation unfolds in Amsterdam Apple store

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 23 Feb 2022, 01:02 am

Netherlands/IBNS: The Amsterdam Police Tuesday confirmed that an ongoing robbery turned hostage situation is occurring at the Apple Store located in Leidseplein.

Several video clips appeared to show a person being held in the store at gunpoint.

"There is a person with a firearm in the store ... police forces are there with many units and specialist units at the scene to get the situation under control," Amsterdam police tweeted initially.

"We are restricting information about the situation in the Apple Store ... in order not to upset our investigation and efforts there," they said.

They later confirmed the situation is hostage-taking, without specifying how many hostages there were.

Police cleared the square and asked neighbours to remain inside.

The Apple store is located at one end of the upscale Leidseplein, in the south side of Amsterdam's centre.