Police shoot confused man in New West


This afternoon, officers shot a man who showed confused behavior in a courtyard of the Honselersdijkstraat in Nieuw-West. The man had a knife in his hands and, according to the police, threatened to hurt himself.

The police had come to a report about the man. The officers tried to talk to the man for about fifteen minutes.

Images show that at some point the police approach the man with a police dog and try to overpower him. Three shots can be heard shortly afterwards.

According to an eyewitness, the man is being resuscitated. The area has been cordoned off for research.


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