Three suspects arrested after new explosion in Brugstraat in Schoonoord

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Schoonoord – The police arrested three suspects on Thursday, March 14, after a new explosion in the Brugstraat in Schoonoord. The explosion took place at a home around 3 a.m. An explosion also took place at the same location on Wednesday, March 13 around 2:10 am. The police are investigating both incidents.

The report of the second explosion was received by the police around 3:00 am on Thursday, March 14. The fire brigade and ambulance service also arrived on site because a fire had broken out. The two elderly residents were able to leave the building safely, but they suffered smoke inhalation. A local resident also suffered smoke inhalation. One of the three injured people was taken to hospital for treatment.

The police immediately started an investigation. A 17-year-old man from Rotterdam was arrested as a suspect in the area of ​​Brugstraat around 3:30 am. Based on information from the investigation, a specific vehicle was then selected. This car was stopped around 4:30 am on the A28 near Harderwijk. The two occupants have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in causing the explosion. These are two 23-year-old women from Amsterdam and Barendrecht. The arrested suspects are in custody and will be interrogated.

We are investigating the causes of the explosions on Wednesday and Thursday. Trace investigations are taking place and we are going to conduct a neighborhood investigation. We also check whether we can secure camera images. This investigation should reveal whether there is a connection between the two explosions and what the cause was. That research is in full swing.

Witnesses and tips
The police are looking for witnesses and others who have more information about both explosions. Do you live in the Brugstraat area and did you see or hear something around 3:00 am? Or do you possibly have camera images showing suspicious persons and/or a vehicle? Or do you have other information that may be important to our investigation? Please let us know via 0900-8844. You can also share your information anonymously via 0800-7000.

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