A pedestrian was deliberately hit late on Tuesday evening on the Markt in Veghel. The victim, a 39-year-old man from Veghel, was injured. The driver of the car continued to drive after the accident.
The suspect eventually turned himself in to the police on Wednesday morning, the police said. He has been arrested.
On Tuesday evening around half past eleven, the police received a report that a collision had taken place on the Markt in Veghel. A pedestrian was hit by a car. The driver had run off.
The victim was taken to hospital by ambulance and treated for his injuries. He was able to return home during the night, according to police.
Seen a firearm?
It soon became apparent from various statements by witnesses that the collision was intentional. A firearm may have been seen in the vehicle involved prior to the collision. It is unclear, according to the police, whether this was also threatened.
The car was later found on De Jonghstraat in Veghel. There the vehicle was impounded. The home of the owner of the car was raided during the night. The arrest team was deployed, but the suspect was not at home. His house was searched.
The suspect eventually turned himself in at the police station on Wednesday morning.