Dutch arrest after Rotterdam gig cancelled amid terror threat

Police quickly evacuated the Maassilo concert hall in Rotterdam after the threat (Photo Credit: AFP)

(BBC News) – Police have arrested a 22-year-old man south of Rotterdam, hours after a rock concert in the city was cancelled because of an alert from Spanish police.

The man was detained in the early hours of Thursday as part of the inquiry into the terror threat, said police.

The alarm on Wednesday centred on a gig involving US band the Allah-Las, due to perform in Rotterdam’s Maassilo.

A Spanish van driver was detained close by but police said he was not involved.

The reported tip-off from Spanish police came less than a week after the jihadist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils in which 15 people died.

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Source: BBC News

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