In Rosmalen, the police exchanged shots this morning with a man who was entrenched in a house on Schoolstraat in Rosmalen. According to the police, he has an automatic firearm.
The police cannot confirm the identity of the man, but Omroep Brabant , among others, reports that it is Joey D .. He was sentenced Tuesday on appeal to fifteen and a half years in prison for the murder of his uncle in 2014, but the 27-year-old man loves to be innocent.
Currently, around thirty officers and an arrest team surround the house. Spokesperson Imca van Dijk of the police of East Brabant says that "back and forth" has been shot earlier in the day, but no shots have since taken place.
Police negotiators are present at the location. Among other things, they would try to convince the man to surrender with a megaphone.
According to the police, the shooting started when the arrest team wanted to arrest the man this morning, presumably because he did not want to serve his sentence.
Lawyer: 'Come out in your underpants'
In an interview with the Eindhovens Dagblad , his lawyer Jan-Hein Kuijpers says that he has received a text from D., saying "I did not shoot".
The lawyer did not hear from D. after this, but sent back that he had the best time to go outside in his underpants: "Because if such an arrest team comes in, it is not going smoothly," he tells the Eindhovens Dagblad.
Daycare has been evacuated
On Twitter, the police write that as a precaution people have been taken from their homes and businesses in the area. Children have also been transferred from one daycare to another place.
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