Axe-wielding man evades Eindhoven police, escapes into cornfield

Dozens of Eindhoven police spent last night searching for a man with an axe. 

The man used the weapon to threaten people near an Aldi supermarket around 9 PM on Thursday, before driving away in a car. At least 15 police cars were dispatched in search of the man, as well as police dogs and a helicopter.


Police searched for the car by license plate, and when it was spotted later in the evening a chase ensued. It ended on the Oirschotsedijk, where the man fled on foot into a cornfield.

In spite of search efforts, police say around midnight the suspect managed to get away. They will continue to search.

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Brin Andrews
Brin Andrews
Brin is an avid ice cream eater from the US, calling Amsterdam home since early 2019. As a lover of mountains, life below sea level has been a bit of an adjustment, but she manages to stay afloat with long runs, wine, and frequent travel. Incidentally, these are a few of her favourite topics to write about.


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