No prohibited weapons or substances were found during the check and no one was arrested. 21 cars and 33 people were checked between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. In the near future, preventive frisking can be used more often. With the checks, the police hopes to prevent any new incidents in Alblasserdam and the surrounding municipalities.
On August 5, a 56-year-old man from Hoofddorp was kidnapped for more than five days. The kidnappers accidentally turned out not to have taken the actual target. Later, an explosive went off at a house in Alblasserdam, an explosive was found at another house in South Holland, and a fire was set in a commercial building. In Zwijndrecht, a large part of a commercial building was reduced to ashes after a car had hit the facade, after which a fire broke out. A house in Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht was shot at.
A 42-year-old man was arrested in Brussels on Thursday in the investigation into the kidnapping. Earlier, the police arrested a 43-year-old woman from Rotterdam and a 24-year-old man from Amsterdam in the case. They are still in prison, the examining magistrate decided last week that both will remain in jail for at least two more weeks