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15 Jan 2020 | 12:22 PM UTC

Netherlands: No explosives found in suspicious package in Amsterdam January 15 /update 1

No explosives found in suspicious package near restaurant in Amsterdam following police investigation January 15; residual transportation and business disruptions likely

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Event

Police announced at 15:00 (local time) on Wednesday, January 15, that there were no explosives in a suspicious package found near a Jewish restaurant in Willemspark, Amsterdam on Wednesday morning. The bomb squad has concluded its investigation as of Wednesday afternoon; however, residual transportation and business disruptions are expected in the vicinity of the restaurant over the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in Amsterdam are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate localized transportation and business disruptions in the vicinity of the incident, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.