Teenager with a fake pistol interrupted a television newscast in Netherlands


The NOS building in the central city of Hilversum was evacuated and NOS’s 8:00 pm (1900 GMT) newscast was interrupted. “There are five plus 98 ready for a cyber-attack,” the teenager said. Hilversum mayor Pieter Broertjes said extra measures had been already taken to protect media workers. Police and prosecutors had launched an investigation into the incident. The attacker will be charged of hostage-taking and illegal possession of a gun. However, as it was proved, it was a fake gun. The incident had an emotional component because people and authorities remember the recent terrorist attack against media in Paris. “You never know when it can happen,”the mayor said after incident.


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