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Gunman in NOS Studio Posted by on Jan 30, 2015 in News

Yesterday night, around the time of the 20:00 news, an armed gunman went into the NOS studios demanding air time. The young man, identified as Tarik Z, entered the offices with a weapon. He said he was sent to give an important message that concerned the people. Although he was armed, Tarik didn’t hurt anyone, and the police arrived shortly to arrest him. He didn’t resist arrest.

The reasons for Tarik’s actions are unknown. All that has been said is that he had an important message to give, although nothing of the message is known. There are already talks about his mental state, questions if the footage was real, and any links to the Paris shootings. None of the mentioned allegations are true (as far as any reports have been made public), however, in the aftermath of the attacks in Paris this month, people feel on edge.

The NOS website has video coverage of what happened before and during the police intervention, and you can also watch the video from RTL below. All I can say is I am glad no one is hurt.

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About the Author: Karoly Molina

Since I was a little girl, I was fascinated with languages and writing. I speak English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and a little bit of French. I am a writer, reader, language teacher, traveler, and a food lover! I now live in The Netherlands with my husband Riccardo, our cat Mona, and our dog Lisa, and the experience has been phenomenal. The Dutch culture is an exciting sometimes topsy-turvy world that I am happily exploring!