112 news: The police in Rotterdam are dispatched three times on Tuesday evening because of fake weapons Four children hospitalized after a car accident

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These gel blasters were previously seized at Wolphaertsbocht © The police

In this blog we will keep you informed of the most important and striking 112 news from the Rijnmond region on Wednesday 24 August.

18:52 – The police had to go out three times on Tuesday evening because of fake weapons

The police in Rotterdam were called out three times on Tuesday evening due to reports of firearms. In the end, three of them turned out to be ‘gel blasters’: toy guns that fire gel balls. The police had to go to Paap Dirckstraat twice, where a group of young people may have had a machine gun with them. When one of them refused to show his hands, a warning shot was fired. On Rosener Manzstraat, young people were held at gunpoint because they had been seen with a firearm.

Police warn that this could have ended very differently: They cannot tell from a distance whether a weapon is real or fake.

16:24 – Car on its side on the A15 towards Europoort

A car on its side on the A15, the driver is not injured
A car on its side on the A15, the driver is not injured © Police Gamle Maas

14:59 – Four children taken to hospital after collision with two cars

Two cars collided with each other on Roer in Rotterdam-Zevenkamp. According to the police, four small children were involved. They were all taken to hospital with unknown injuries. The accident caused an oil trail and a significant traffic jam on Capelseweg. The cars had to be towed away.

Two cars collided with each other on Roeren.
Two cars collided with each other on Roeren. © MediaTV

14:02 – Man rescued from crane in Zwijndrecht

In Zwijndrecht, a man was rescued from a crane on the Merwedeweg. The crane was in a burning shed with the man, the driver, still inside. He could not get out of the vehicle himself, so the fire department freed him. The fire service is working to extinguish the fire and has the fire under control. The fire started around an electrical box that controls the faucet.

The fire again saved a man from a burning tap in Zwijndrecht
The fire again saved a man from a burning tap in Zwijndrecht © MediaTV

13:24 – A16 clear again after accident; the file gets shorter quickly

Rijkswaterstaat has reopened the A16 at Dordrecht (towards Rotterdam) following the accident earlier this afternoon. The traffic jams are also quickly becoming shorter again.

13:07 – More than two hours delay on the A16 after accident

Due to an accident on the A16 (towards Rotterdam) near the Drechtunnel there has been a significant delay. The delay is more than two hours. Three lanes are closed. A police spokesman said two cars and a tanker were involved in the crash. There would be no injuries. It is unclear how long the recovery will take.

12:11 – Minor boy kills pigeon with air rifle

06:30 – It is not yet clear who was behind the wheel in the fatal nitrous oxide accident

Police do not yet know who exactly was behind the wheel of the car that caused the fatal accident on the A29 at Klaaswaal last weekend. There were three men in the car. At Klaaswaal, the car went off the slope and overturned. A man from Lekkerkerk, who was sitting in the back seat, did not survive.

Laughing gas was found in the car. Because it was not clear which of the other two occupants was driving, both men were arrested. Police say there must have been more witnesses. They are now looking for people who saw the accident happen.

06:10 – Rotterdam Central closed for hours due to suspicious package

Rotterdam Central Station was partially closed for hours on Tuesday evening after a suspicious package was found on a train. The train and several platforms were evacuated. The train was moved some distance outside the station for safety reasons. The police explosives expert examined the package. It turned out to be harmless. The station was allowed to fully reopen around midnight.

Rotterdam Central closed due to suspicious package
Rotterdam Central closed due to suspicious package © MediaTV

05:50 – Police shoot as they are arrested in the center of Rotterdam

Police fired a warning shot against an arrest on Paap Dirckstraat in the center of Rotterdam on Tuesday evening. The control room was aware that someone was walking there with a firearm. When the officers approached the boys, they ran away. A warning shot was then fired. One of the youths was arrested, but he did not have a firearm with him.

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