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Dutch police arrest man exiting nightclub, last hostage released


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A hostage drama at a nightclub in the eastern Netherlands ended on Saturday when police arrested a man wearing a balaclava mask after he exited the club.

“The last hostage has just been released. One person has been arrested,” a police statement said. “We cannot share more information at this time.”

Journalists at the scene said a man left the nightclub with his hands in the air and was detained and put in a police vehicle.

Special police units had been deployed to the scene, a building in the centre of the town of Ede, to deal with a hostage situation, police said on social media.

There was no indication of a terrorist motive, police said earlier.

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People were held at the nightclub by a man with weapons and explosives, national newspaper de Telegraaf had reported, citing several anonymous sources.

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