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Gunman at Dutch broadcaster claimed to be hacker

1 year 10 months 1 week ago January 29, 2015 Jan 29, 2015 Thursday, January 29 2015 January 29, 2015 2:00 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Mike Corder

THE HAGUE, Netherlands - An armed man who stormed into the Dutch national broadcaster's headquarters demanding airtime claimed to be from a "hackers' collective," according to a reporter from the broadcaster who spoke to the man.

NOS was off-air for around an hour Thursday evening. When it came back on air, it showed recorded footage of the man, wearing a black suit, white shirt and black tie, and carrying a pistol.

Speaking to a man off camera, the man said, "We are hired in by intelligence agencies." Shortly afterwards, police arrived and the man dropped his weapon. Four or five police officers ordered him to lie down, which he did and he was then arrested without a struggle.

There was no immediate indication that the incident was terror-related.

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