Man who held Leidseplein hostage died of his injuries

The man who last night held someone hostage for hours in the Apple Store in Amsterdam, has died of his injuries. That is what lawyer Jan Kees van den Brink said at the request of the mother of the hostage-taker. Prosecutor confirms death.

Van den Brink had helped the man in previous cases. “The family hopes to be left alone and to respect their privacy,” she said.

According to the prosecution, the charges against the man were dropped with the death of the hostage-taker. The investigation continues.

Contacted the judiciary several times

The 27-year-old hostage taker, who according to Het Parool is Abdel Rahman A., was arrested last night after he was hit by a police car. He was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

As the day progressed, more and more details emerged about A’s background. According to Het Parool, the man had a background in social work in Amsterdam, he regularly displayed confused behavior and was brought to court several times.

The newspaper writes that he received his last conviction last May for assaulting his ex-girlfriend. He was later sentenced to 60 hours of community service, a month’s probation and a three-year non-contact order. According to the court, the man had sent his ex-girlfriend messages containing pornographic, obscene, derogatory and derogatory images.

The pawn shop is said to have a Syrian father who lives in the Spaarndammerbuurt in Amsterdam. The newspaper wrote that the police raided shortly after 27-year-old A. was arrested last night. A. himself lived on the Western Islands in Amsterdam; He set up an assembly company at this residential address in 2018.

The police do not want to go into the past and the identity of the hostage-taker and refer him to the public prosecutor’s office. The public prosecutor also does not want to respond to the report of Het Parool.

Here’s a look at what happened last night in Amsterdam:

Source : NOS