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Mark Rutte: Dutch police arrest politician over suspected plot to murder PM

BBC News

September 28, 2021

Dutch police have arrested a politician in the Hague on suspicion of involvement in a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

The prime minister’s security service said Arnoud van Doorn, the leader of The Hague Unity Party, was arrested on Sunday.

He “displayed suspicious behaviour” as he walked through the same area of the city as Mr Rutte, the service said.

Mr van Doorn was released on Monday after a police interrogation.

His lawyer Anis Boumanjal told the BBC he should not have been arrested because there was no reasonable suspicion of guilt.