Heavy explosion Galjootstraat IJburg

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Amsterdam – On Wednesday morning, September 6, 2023, a heavy explosion will take place at a house on Galjootstraat in Amsterdam. At the time of the explosion, the residents were present in the house, and no one was injured. The detective has launched an investigation and is urgently looking for witnesses.

Around 6:53 am, several local residents call the police that there has been a major explosion at a house on Galjootstraat. Officers go straight to the house and find a mess. A window of the house is broken, the front door explodes and parked cars are severely damaged. The residents are at home at the time of the explosion and fortunately are not injured and manage to get themselves to safety. Pending the arrival of the Explosives Safety Team Leader (TEV), the area around the house will be evacuated and cordoned off. The Explosives Safety Team Leader and specialists from the Forensic Investigation (FO) then start the investigation. The investigation shows that an explosive was left at the front door shortly before and was detonated. When the TEV gives the signal to be safe, further investigation takes place in and around the house. The power of the explosive is so great that there is a danger of the house collapsing. This is being investigated further.

According to witnesses, a suspect would have run away to a waiting dark-colored scooter on the Hoovletstraat. He jumps up there and flees towards the Barkentijnkade, after which there is no trace.

Suspect description:
-Punched/muscular build
-Black jacket with hood
-Black pants
-Backpack brand North Face

Witness call
The police would therefore like to get in touch with witnesses to this major explosion. Do you have footage of the period before, during or after the incident, for example from security cameras, video doorbells or dash cams in vehicles parked nearby? Then the research team would like to get in touch with you. Did you also see or hear anything that could help the investigation? People can report via 0900-8844 or anonymously via 0800-7000. You can upload the visual material via the tip form below.

BVH No: 2023201543

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Information source: Politie.nl

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