Explosion Outside Dutch Coronavirus Testing Site, Police Say

Forensic detectives look for proof after a surge on Wednesday at a coronavirus testing center in the town of Bovenkarpsel, The Netherlands.

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Forensic detectives search for proof after a surge on Wednesday at a coronavirus testing center in the town of Bovenkarpsel, The Netherlands.

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Cops stated five windows were shattered, according to Deutsche Welle.

Authorities say the explosion went off at about 6:55 a.m. outside of the center in Bovenkarspel, a town about 40 miles northeast of Amsterdam. There were no injuries from the blast. Detectives informed regional media that the explosion appeared deliberate, as residues of a took off metal cylinder were found outside of the building.

Cops say the surge went off at about 6:55 a.m. outside of the center in Bovenkarspel, a town about 40 miles northeast of Amsterdam. Investigators informed local media that the explosion appeared deliberate, as residues of a blew up metal cylinder were discovered outside of the structure.

Police spokesperson Menno Hartenberg informed Reuters that it “need to have been positioned” there. “Something like that doesnt just happen by mishap.”

Officers looked out to the incident by a security guard, who called cops saying he heard a loud bang. The location surrounding the test center was cordoned off while authorities investigated.

This occurrence comes just two weeks ahead of nationwide elections on March 17. It also happened the same day that pandemic lockdown rules in the Netherlands were relieved, after months of rigorous quarantine steps.

Several Dutch cities in January saw by major protests in action to rigorous lockdown rules. Big crowds of protesters clashed with police and hurled rocks at officers. Fires burned in the shops and streets were burglarized and robbed. The federal government enforced a curfew, shut lots of companies, and limited the number of visitors to each family each day.

Dutch police in a town north of Amsterdam are investigating an explosion beyond a coronavirus test center early Wednesday.

A number of Dutch cities in January saw by major demonstrations in response to stringent lockdown guidelines. Big crowds of protesters clashed with police and tossed rocks at officers.