Update: Hostage situation at Apple store, suspect apprehended

Amsterdam Apple Store
Amsterdam Apple Store (Image credit: 9to5Mac)

What you need to know

  • Amsterdam is the scene.
  • Police confirm hostage situation.
  • Little additional news so far.

Update: The hostage situation has been resolved with no fatalities. The suspect has been apprehended by law enforcement.

Police in Amsterdam have been dispatched to a situation near the Apple store in the city's center. There's a possible robbery, according to Bloomberg News.

On Twitter, the police explained: "There is someone with a firearm in/near the shop in question, the police are on site with many (specialist) units to get the situation under control."

An unverified account added footage to Twitter that appears to show someone at gunpoint.

The Daily Mail confirms a gunman is holding at least one person hostage.

Later, Reuters noted the Amsterdam police tweeted, "There is a person with a firearm in the store ... police forces are there with many units and specialist units at the scene to get the situation under control."

At this time, there has been no response from Apple.

Bryan M Wolfe
Staff Writer

Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.