Netherlands: Grenade Emplaced in Apartment Building

TRIPwire, 14 January 2020

On 13 January 2020 at approximately 0530 hours local time, a grenade was discovered at an apartment building in the town of Kerkdriel. Local residents evacuated the building as explosives experts disarmed the device. No suspects or motive were identified, but the mayor of the municipality of Maasdriel, who lives in the apartment building, speculated he might have been the target. Local media also identified another apartment resident—the son of a family that owns a multinational fruit distribution company—as a possible target. The investigation is ongoing.