Amsterdam: gunman takes hostages in Apple store

Several people have been able to leave an Apple store located on a central square in Amsterdam, where a man with a gun has taken one or more hostages, Dutch police said on Tuesday.

In a tweet, the Amsterdam police force added it did not want to elaborate for now on the situation in and around the store.

Police cleared the square and asked residents to remain inside and not come outside to watch.

The Apple store is located at one end of the upmarket Leidseplein square, at the south side of Amsterdam’s centre.

Images circulating on social media show a man in camouflage trousers and a black hoodie, brandishing what looks like a gun, holding another man hostage inside the store.

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