Suspect in Ede hostage situation is man with psychological problems | Abroad

Suspect in Ede hostage situation is man with psychological problems | Abroad
Suspect in Ede hostage situation is man with psychological problems | Abroad
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The suspect in the hostage drama in Ede has psychological problems and was receiving treatment at a specialist mental health clinic. Sources confirm this to the Dutch newspaper De Gelderlander.

The man (28) from Ede held four people under threat of knives for a long time on Saturday morning in Café Petticoat in the city center. After hours of negotiations, the Eden resident let the victims go, after which he himself was handcuffed.

LOOK. Hostage situation in café in the center of the Dutch city of Ede

The big question was what the motive was for the hostage taking, which started shortly after the pub closed at 4 a.m. Sources report that the man showed confused behavior due to psychological problems. He is said to have entered the pub in a confused state, after which four young Petticoat employees were detained under threat of violence. The location and the victims therefore appear to have been chosen at random. The team at Café Petticoat previously announced in a statement that employees do not know the suspicious man.

Shortly after the hostage situation, the justice department confirmed that the suspect is known to the police and the judiciary and has previously been convicted of making a threat.

A police spokesperson previously said that the man’s motive is still part of the investigation.

LOOK. VTM News journalist Rosalie Pieters about Ede hostage situation

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