No idea yet as to the actual demands he was insisting on delivering live on the air.
Dramatic moment armed police arrest ‘hacker’ gunman who stormed Dutch TV station demanding to be put on air
There were incredible scenes on Dutch TV tonight after a teenage gunman stormed the studios of the national broadcaster and demanded to be put on air. NOS went off air for an hour after the smartly dressed suspect, who was carrying a silenced pistol, seized control of the studio. But cameras continued to roll, recording the moment police rushed into to disarm him. According to a reporter from the broadcaster who spoke to the the gunman he had claimed to be a member of a hacker’s collective working for Dutch intelligence. The suspect was tonight named in local media as Tarik Zahzah, a 19-year-old university student from central Dutch town of Pijnacker, whose parents had recently died.
Dramatic moment police arrest teenage ‘hacker’ gunman who stormed Dutch TV station demanding to be put on air
- Cameras rolled as armed police stormed the studio to arrest the suspect
- Footage of the dramatic stand-off and arrest are then broadcast on TV
- Gunman had earlier entered the building claiming to be a secret agent
- Suspect believed to be 19-year-old chemistry student from Netherlands
- He is not believed to be linked to Islamic extremism
There were incredible scenes on Dutch TV tonight after a teenage gunman stormed the studios of the national broadcaster and demanded to be put on air.
NOS went off air for an hour after the smartly dressed suspect, who was carrying a silenced pistol, seized control of the studio.
But cameras continued to roll, recording the moment police rushed into to disarm him.
H/T: Vlad who has a picture of the note delivered by the perp to a security guard, and translated by M:
‘When you read this, dont panic. dont yell and dont warn your colleages. Act like there is nothing happening. I am heavyly armed. when you just collaborate neatly, then nothing will happen to you. Realise that i am not alone. There are 5 more plus 98 hackers that stand ready for a cyberattack. Also there are eight heavy explosives placed that contain radioactive material. If you dont bring me to studio 8 to make a broadcast then we are forced to take action. You dont want that on your conscious right? So lead me now to studio 8, the NOS studio.’
‘We are being taken hostage by heavily armed men. (arrow in studio 8 media park Hilversum) There are more of them in the rest of the country and they have 98 hackers standing ready for a cyberattack. There also have been placed 8 heavy explosives containing radioactive material. They want to do a live broadcast to tell their story. If the live broadcast is disturbed by any means, they will go to action. From the outside they watch if the live broadcast can be watched throughout the Netherlands. Their conditions are among others: 1. This building wont be stormed. 2. The live broadcast wont be slowed down, not a single second and not edited. 3. To be clear there would be no information beam and no subtitles added to the love broadcast. If the conditions are respected we will be released. I will repeat it again (REPEAT)