There was an intense hostage situation at the Apple store in Amsterdam’s Leidseplein area at about 5:30 pm local time (16:30 GMT) on Tuesday, with the 27-year-old suspect donning camouflage military-style clothing. He took one man hostage and appeared to wave a firearm around in one hand, requesting $230-million USD in cryptocurrency in negotiations with law enforcement. Fortunately, the hostage managed to escape when water was delivered to the store for the suspect. Read more to see some of that dramatic footage.
It all came to an end when the suspect was hit by an armored BMW X5 police car on the central Leidseplein square in front of the store after he started chasing the hostage, who managed to escape. The man arrested at around 10:30 p.m local time, and the other 70 people who were in the store all made out unharmed.
- 8.3-inch Liquid Retina display with True Tone and wide color
- A15 Bionic chip with Neural Engine
- Touch ID for secure authentication and Apple Pay
We want to thank local law enforcement for their exceptional work and ongoing investigation. Our teams and customers took swift action and showed incredible strength and resolve today, and we are so thankful for the support and care they’ve shown each other under such challenging circumstances,” said Apple.