Policeman injured after runaway suspect rams his van into police car

A runaway suspect rammed a police car with his van multiple times in Amsterdam last night. One of the officers inside the police car was injured, but the severity of his injuries is yet to be confirmed. 

Police had set up a road block with two motorcycles on Vijzelstraat where the suspect got stuck, reports NOS. As the suspect approached the motorcycles, he rammed his van repeatedly into the police car on the Muntplein. He then drove away and hit the motorcycles, which were unmanned, say police.

The collision caused the van to catch on fire. Police fired shots at the man, but he was unharmed. Using pepper-spray, they managed to pull him from the vehicle and arrest him. It is unclear why the suspect took such drastic action.

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Emily Burger
Emily Burger
Emily grew up in South Africa but has also lived in Egypt, the UK, Canada and now the Netherlands. She first came here for her Bachelors in Arts and Culture at Maastricht University and soon fell in love with the land of canals, clogs and cheese. When she's not daydreaming about sci-fi movies or countries yet to explore, you can find her writing for DutchReview.


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