The Explosives Clearance Service Defense (EOD) has secured an explosive in Hoogkarspel on Tuesday, after the object was found at a scooter on the Nieuweweg.

The police had evacuated three houses as a precaution. The residents were temporarily taken care of elsewhere. Other local residents were advised to stay indoors.

It was not immediately clear whether it was a real explosive. The EOD could only confirm this after investigation.

The explosive is protected and is exploded at another location. The deposited area will be partially released, the police report. A part remains closed for trace research.

According to NH News , the investigation of the object at the scooter could be related to an attempt at a thud that took place in the night of Monday to Tuesday in Hoogkarspel. A number of men behaved suspiciously in the vicinity of an ATM at Raadhuisplein.

Forensic Investigation (FO) police will investigate scooter for tracks. Market area will be partially released. Part still remains closed for trace research. Witnesses and / or people with information can call 0900-8844. End of reporting.

Avatar AuthorPOL_NHNMoment of places13: 25 - 10 September 2019

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