Warning shot and arrests after ‘joking’ in Oosterhout

In Oosterhout last night, โ€œa jokeโ€ led to arrests and a warning shot from the police. Police came to a report of an armed hostage situation, but it turned out to be a false alarm. However, nitrous oxide and a large amount of money were found. Two suspects have been arrested.

Around 01.30 a.m., the police were tipped off that two people were being held hostage in a building on Everdenberg. With bulletproof vests, cops went off. Once there, cops were surrounded by three cars.

As a

precaution, the officers held the vehicles at gunpoint and asked the occupants to get out. When a person refused to cooperate, a cop fired a warning shot.

No firearm

When the police were told to control the situation, officers went into the premises. It soon became clear there that there was no imminent situation.

According to the men who were there, they wanted to โ€œplay a jokeโ€ by reporting an armed hostage situation. No firearms were found in the building, but therefore nitrous oxide and a large amount of money.

The detained persons are suspected of money laundering and making a false report. Whether the people in the cars have anything to do with the men who made the false report is unclear.