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15 Jan 2020 | 05:29 AM UTC

Netherlands: Police responds to suspicious package in Amsterdam January 15

Police responds to suspicious package near a Jewish restaurant in Amsterdam January 15; heightened security measures and transportation disruptions reported

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Event

Police forces are currently investigating a suspicious package found near a Jewish restaurant in Willemspark, Amsterdam on Wednesday, January 15. Bomb squads have been deployed at the scene. The surrounding areas have been closed to traffic. Further details emerging.

Heightened security measures and transportation disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of the restaurant over the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in Amsterdam are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the incident area, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.