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Dutch foil possible attack at concert on tip from Spain; no Barcelona link

The tip resulted from an investigation by Spanish Civil Guard that had been going on for some time

Reuters  |  Amsterdam | Madrid 

A Spanish man was detained by Dutch police on Wednesday after he was found driving a van with gas canisters near a Rotterdam venue where a rock concert was cancelled due to a threat of a possible attack. Although Spanish police tipped the Dutch to potential danger at the venue known as Maassilo where California band Allah-Las was set to play, a judicial source in Spain told Reuters there was no link to the attacks in Spain last week. The source said the tip resulted from an investigation by the Spanish Civil Guard that had been under way for some time and had no direct ...

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First Published: Thu, August 24 2017. 08:20 IST
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