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Amsterdam police fire warning shots during Central Station arrest attempt

Warning shots have been fired during a police operation near Amsterdam's central train station.

Police said three people were arrested after being involved in a short car chase shortly after 6:30PM on Thursday.

One suspect was arrested after the car was forced to a stop near the station, and the other two were apprehended nearby as they tried to flee on foot, after police fired a warning shot.

The incident occurred on the same day at least 30 people were killed in Brussels, but the Amsterdam case is not believed to be linked to terrorism. Police noted that one suspect was seen throwing away a package thought to contain drugs as they ran away.

No-one was injured in the incident, although panic was sparked in the Dutch capital after the events in Brussels.

The suspects are now being investigated by police, and traffic in the centre of Amsterdam is beginning to return to normal.


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