Shot fired at Botermarkt in Haarlem (Photo: HFV/Michel van Bergen)

Yesterday afternoon: a shot fired in the middle of the day in Haarlem center. My kids and I were by accident at the arrestation place around the arrestation moment. Scary moment.

[Update 17:45 h.] – Monday afternoon around 15:00 on the Botermarkt in Haarlem the police shot at a car that crashed into an agent.

[Update 17:30-17:45 h.]. – Myself walking with 3 kids aged 1,5, 3 and 4 on the Raamvest. Me telling my kids to walk on the sidewalk of the street. More police cars and policemen promptly on the street, a policewoman shouting at us that we had to leave, “NU!”. We turned quickly into the Wilsonplein direction home.

[Update 16.00 h.]: A police spokesman confirmed to that there was indeed shot. She is currently investigating the shooting.

[Update 16:15 h.]: The police reported that they wanted to keep the driver standing, but the man did not heed it. He then drove towards an agent. Later a shot hit the suspect’s car.

The man drove quickly in the direction of the Vijfhoek. On the Raamvest he encountered agents and was cuffed.

[Update 17:45 h.]: The rider was later arrested on the Raamvest. Two people were arrested. Both of them, a man aged 41 and a woman aged 34, are from Heemstede. No one was hurt.

[Update 20:00 h. ]: My husband read what happened on the internet aloud. Weird: once reached the news everything seemed far away from me. While in fact it was so close.



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Arianna was born in Rome, Italy and grew up mostly in Florence. When she was 18 years old she came to the Netherlands, where she remained till today. Arianna likes to make trips, discover Haarlem, taste good food, meet internationals and share experiences. Currently she is living with her hubby and 3 toddlers in one of the cutest little neighborhoods of Haarlem, de Vijfhoek.

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