The police have been investigating a suspicious package in Emmastraat in Hilversum since Sunday morning. On a photo you can see that it is a black suitcase on the grounds of the Sint Vitus church.
The wide environment is closed off. According to a police spokesperson, explosives scouts are coming to the scene. The Sint Vitus church, where a mass would take place at 11 am, is closed. The nearby Hotel Gooiland may also have been evicted, but the spokesperson could not confirm that.
Deposition around the Saint Vitus church still present. #HilversumAvatar
The church is said to have surfaced recently in a threat from the Islamic State, writes De Gooi- and Eemlander .
At the beginning of August an image was circulating on the internet, showing the church with flames with the words:
"We have come to slaughter you". The sender would be the IS group GreenB1rds. However, the police spokesman could not say anything about this.