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Standoff ends at Apple store

AMSTERDAM (AP) – An hours-long hostage standoff at the Apple Store in Amsterdam ended late on Tuesday with police in a car driving into the hostage taker as he ran from the store.

His hostage was safe, police said.

“We can confirm that the hostage taker is out of the Apple Store,” police said in a tweet.

“He is lying on the street and a robot is checking him for explosives. Armed police officers have him under control from a distance. The hostage is safe.”

Police then said that the man did not have explosives and that medical staff were attending to him. There was no word on his condition.

The motive for the incident was not immediately clear.

The hostage-taker with a hostage at the Apple store.PHOTO: AFP

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