Dutch police arrest man (32) on suspicion of planning terror act
Published 27/03/2016 | 20:43
Dutch police have arrested a 32-year-old Frenchman in the port city of Rotterdam at the request of French authorities who suspect him of "involvement in planning a terror attack".
Residents were evacuated from homes near addresses on two streets that were raided by anti-terror police, who also took three other men into custody.
French officials requested the arrest on Friday after the suspect emerged during an investigation, according to a statement from the Dutch national prosecutor's office.
Spokesman Wim de Bruin declined to give more details about the alleged plot, saying it was a French investigation.
The suspect, whose identity has not been released, is expected to be extradited to France soon.
Three other men were detained in Sunday's raids; two with Algerian backgrounds, and a third man whose identity could not immediately be established.
Mr de Bruin said the three were held in relation to a Dutch investigation, and gave no further details.
The raids come with Europe on high alert following last Tuesday's suicide bombings in Brussels, which killed at least 31 people.