Police stop van with gas cylinders at Maas silo (Rotterdam)

Near the maassilo Rotterdam, the police Wednesday night in a van with gas cylinders in it stopped. Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb made that known.

Research remains to be seen whether there is a link with the terrorist threat that is made against a concert by the band Allah-Las in Maas silo. The concert of the band was called off.

Aboutaleb said that the van had a Spanish badge. The warning about the threat also came by the Spanish police. According to Aboutaleb came the message end afternoon, early evening. Police have detained the driver of the van. The bomb squad Defense (EOD) examines the van. It stands on the Mijnsherenlaan, a stone's throw from the Maas silo. Agents had the van there back and forth see the drive.

The Mayor does not exclude that there is coincidence. It can also be a plumber or a welder who happen to be in the neighborhood, he said. "We should not jump to conclusions."

After the warning from Spain had entered, the authorities still considered whether it would be possible the concert with added security. Eventually it was decided to cancel the gig.

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